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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 : 2011-05-18

Strauss-Kahn, the fall: sex scandal shocks the world

The culture clash is glaring as the French watch Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s first appearance in court on sex crime charges. François Picard’s panel debates the pros and cons of seeing a potential presidential frontrunner in handcuffs.

Elaine SCIOLINO, New York Times, author of “La Seduction, How The French Play The Game of Life” (June 2011)

Anne DEYSINE, American Studies Dept. University of Paris X-Nanterre. Author (in French) of "United States – A New Deal" (2010)

Patrick JARREAU, Columnist, Rue 89.fr news website

From New York, Anthony BARKOW, Center on Administration of Criminal Law, New York University

Daniel SOULEZ LARIVIERE, Paris attorney, Soulez Lariviere & Associates

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Produced by Pauline Heilmann, Yi Song, David Boratav, Anelise Borges

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on Smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 1)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-02 Assassinations

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 2)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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2015-03-02 Russia

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 1)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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