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Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

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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 : 2011-01-21

Showdown in Lebanon

As regional mediation efforts fail, is it back to the brink of civil war in Lebanon? Guests mull over what went wrong in joint Saudi-Syrian mediation and explain why the investigation into one man's assassination – former premier Rafiq Hariri – is enough to trigger a regional crisis.

  • Ali NASSREDDINE, Lebanese independent journalist
  • Abdel Bari ATWAN, Editor-in-chief, Al-Quds Al-Arabi (By satellite from London)
  • Walid PHARES, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Satellite from Washington)
  • Lucy FIELDER, France 24 correspondent in Beirut (By phone from Beirut)

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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