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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 : 2011-05-18

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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2017-07-27 Venezuela

The Battle for Venezuela: Pressure mounting on Maduro ahead of sunday's vote

It used to be one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, but now the beleaguered nation of Venezuela is facing US-imposed sanctions. This comes as the country's opposition...

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2017-07-26 European Commission

Poland Judicial Reforms: EU keeping door open to sanctions on Warsaw

The battle between Poland and Europe continues with the European Commission saying it's keeping the door open to possibly triggering sanctions against Poland. This despite the...

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

It's being seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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