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Former Liberian warlord sentenced to 30 years in US prison

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MEDIAWATCH

Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Suspected chemical attack in Syria: Gunfire delays deployment of inspectors

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

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YOU ARE HERE

Life on the canals of northern France

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

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#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

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DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

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#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-01-20

After Ben Ali: who's next?

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution sparks hope and admiration throughout the Arab world. But François Picard's panel warns of the pitfalls of building democracy in what is now a political vacuum.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Moncef CHEIKH-ROUHOU, Tunisian native and vice-president of Circle of Arab Economists

Mahmoud ISMAIL, Director, Egyptian cultural Center in Paris

Saad DJEBBAR, Algerian-born Human Rights Attorney

George JOFFE, Research Fellow at POLIS, Cambridge University

Amel BOUBEKEUR, Algerian Research Fellow at Higher School for Social Research (EHESS), Paris

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Produced by Louise McWATT, Annelise BORGES, Perrine DESPLATS, Yi SONG

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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