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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

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Top Burundian judge flees country after government pressure

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Swedish FM: ‘Diplomacy today is about courage and patience’

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Women journalists to male politicians: Hands off!

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

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Latest update : 2011-03-16

France - Return of the Far Right

As French far-right leader Marine Le Pen rides high in the polls, one of the leaders of her National Front party tells François Picard that his party does not hate immigrants. Le Pen is nonetheless planning a trip to the Italian island where asylum seekers fleeing North Africa have been landing.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Christopher DICKEY, Newsweek Bureau Chief in Paris and Middle East Correspondent
Nicolas DHUICQ, UMP MP
Bruno GOLLNISCH, Independent MEP and Member of the Political Bureau, Front National French Party (by satellite from Strasbourg)
Piero IGNAZI, Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bologna and author of “Extreme right Parties in Western Europe”, Oxford University Press (by phone from Bologna)

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Program produced by Yi Song, Perrine Desplats, Louise McWatt and Annelise Borges

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2015-05-05 attacks

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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