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At least 7 killed in clashes as Burundi awaits vote results

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Millions affected by Boko Haram's mass violence

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Winehouse doco traces singer's tragic demise

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THE INTERVIEW

'IS group's caliphate is here to stay'

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Obama: Peas in guacamole are a no-no

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IN THE PAPERS

It's hot, get over it!

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US, Cuba reach deal to re-open embassies

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Cold, hard cash being made from France's heatwave

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THE DEBATE

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-04-21

Syria - Assad: is the iron fist weakening?

The Assad family has ruled Syria with an iron fist for some 40 years. Now, however, its grip on power is weakening. Weeks of protests have pressured the regime into lifting a 48-year-old state of emergency, but activists are not convinced the regime wants reform. Laura Baines and guests discuss what might be next for Syria.

  • Sadek SALEM, Syrian Activist
  • Dr Elie HATEM, Professor of international relations, Free faculty of law and economics in Paris
  • Joshua LANDIS, Blogger, syriacomment.com (By Skype from Norman, Oklahoma)
  • Nabil, France 24 Observer (By Skype from Damascus)

Programme produced by Yi Song and Pauline Heilmann.

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Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 1)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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2015-06-29 eurozone

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

This time, there wasn't a deal. Greeks are discovering capital controls with cash machine withdrawals limited to 60 euros a day - this as markets worldwide take fright over the...

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