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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 : 2011-05-20

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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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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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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2017-07-17 Americas

Downward spiral: How to break Venezuela's impasse?

In Venezuela, the downward spiral seems unstoppable. On Sunday, the opposition organised a plebiscite, drawing a mass turnout and a resounding "no" to constitutional change....

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