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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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2016-12-08 Europe

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while the country's highest...

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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 2)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while the country's highest...

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2016-12-07 Asia-pacific

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-07 China

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 1)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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