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Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

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Rio mired in economic crisis a year after the Olympics

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The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

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THE DEBATE

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

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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 : 2011-01-27

Washington and the Arab world (Part 2)

Don't make a push for democratic change in Egypt if you can't back it up. So warns one of François Picard's panellists as guests debate the relative merits of George W Bush's Freedom Agenda, and note the contrast between the Obama administration's silence after Egypt's allegedly rigged legislative elections and its call for more free speech today.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Former US Ambassador to Morocco Marc GINSBERG, White House advisor on Middle East under President Carter
Marina OTTAWAY , Director, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Mona ELTAHAWY, Freelance Egyptian journalist (http://www.monaeltahawy.com/)
Douglas HERBERT, France 24 International Affairs editor

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Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

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