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The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

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#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

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IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

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IN THE PAPERS

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

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AFRICA NEWS

Ebola in Nigeria: First death outside of Lagos

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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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2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

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2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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