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Lights go out in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia goes green (part 1)

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Stalemate in Spain and Protests in Paris (part 2)

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France's River Charente, a rich ecosystem

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Libya: Who's running the country?

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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 : 2011-04-21

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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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-29 Venezuela

Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 2)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 2)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly...

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