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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 : 2011-05-20

Sex & politics: not a love story

On today’s show, we ask why there seems to be such a close connection between power and sex. Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been known for years as a womaniser and believed to have had multiple conquests. And it's not just a French idiosyncrasy: earlier this week the wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger left him after the former governor of California revealed he'd had a child out of wedlock 10 years ago...

  • Craig COPETAS, Senior writer, Bloomberg News.
  • Sofia BOURATSIS, PhD Candidate in Art Philosophy.
  • Elaine SCIOLINO, NY Times journalist & author of La Séduction.
  • Frank FARLEY, Professor of Educational and Psychological Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia (from Philadelphia).

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Holland on his own? - Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande's hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonize the right. But...

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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2014-09-11 jihad

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again? (part 2)

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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