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France's National Front through to run-off for first time since 2002

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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.

Latest update : 2011-04-21

Syria - Assad: is the iron fist weakening? (part 2)

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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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 2)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 2)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 1)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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