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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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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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