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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

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FOCUS

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Understanding the burkini ban

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BUSINESS DAILY

US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

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IN THE PAPERS

British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

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IN THE PAPERS

Libération:'STOP hunting for burkinis!'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Closing arguments presented in the ICC trial of the Malian Jihadist who destroyed shrines

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Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2011-01-31

THE WORLD THIS WEEK - Friday, January, 21th (part 1)

People across the Arab world have a "malicious grin", and François Picard’s panel knows why. Also, why panda diplomacy is always so successful in Sino-American relations; the reason rich people the world over are sweating over the latest WikiLeaks statement; and what could well be the obituary of Israel’s Labour Party.

On the set :

  • Alison SMALE, Editorial Director, International Herald Tribune
  • Samir AITA, Chief Editor, Edition Arabe - Le Monde Diplomatique, President of Le Cercle des Economistes Arabes
  • Edward CODY, Paris correspondent, Washington Post
  • A. Craig COPETAS, Senior writer, Bloomberg News

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By Mounia BEN AÏSSA

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2016-08-19 Syria

War in Syria and Burkini Controversy in France

The Syrian conflict has been rumbling on for years - but blasted back into the headlines this week, not just due to the horror of the bloodshed, and the brutal nature of the...

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2016-08-12 Donald Trump

Trump continues to shock with scandals also rocking the Rio Olympics

An action packed week to discuss here on “The World This Week”! Donald Trump continues to make headlines, for all the wrong reasons - but does he care? Also, the sports are being...

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2016-08-05 Brazil

Rio Olympics and Trump's bad week

If there's one city in the world that knows how to party it’s Rio de Janeiro. And after a rocky build-up to the Olympics, Brazilian authorities are hoping to shift the focus away...

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2016-07-29 Democrats (USA)

Europe on edge: Recent wave of attacks raises security concerns

Our first theme this week is becoming frighteningly recurrent - and that is of course the spate of deadly attacks here in Europe. Since the killing of 84 people in Nice on July...

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2016-07-15 Truck attack in Nice

Terror attack in Nice: Making sense of Bastille Day rampage (part 1)

84 dead, ten of them children, some fifty others in critical condition, a reinforced state of emergency, a city and a nation in shock. This after a truck rammed through the crowd...

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