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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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IN THE PAPERS

Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

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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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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia, Trump visits Israel

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Wailing Wall but he's also tempered talk of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, welcomed the Palestinian...

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2017-05-22 Middle East

Video: Can Israeli-Palestinian talks succeed under Trump?

FRANCE 24, on Sunday, hosted a debate between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during the World Economic Forum on the...

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2017-05-18 Middle East

Iran presidential election: High stakes poll goes down to wire (part 1)

On Friday, Iranians will vote in the first presidential election since the 2015 nuclear agreement, when the country agreed to roll back its nuclear programme in exchange for an...

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