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Iran bans 'homosexual' and 'devil-worshipping' hairstyles

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

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France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

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'French Patriot Act' criticised online

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Will Finland's eurosceptic party enter government?

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2011-06-20

Elaine Sciolino, ex-Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and author of 'La Séduction'

Cyril Vanier meets Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and author of "La Séduction : How the French Play the Game of Life". She argues that seduction is the key to understanding France - not just how the French relate to each other, but also how they conduct business and elect politicians.

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2015-04-29 Palestinian camps

UNRWA chief: Blockade of Gaza is 'unsustainable'

It's been just over a year Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to the Gaza Strip as the newly appointed chief of the United Nations agency tasked with aiding the...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

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2015-04-18 US Presidential Election 2016

George Packer: The US ‘will have a very simple choice’ in 2016

Who will replace Barack Obama at the White House? As the 2016 presidential race starts to take shape, George Packer, staff writer for the New Yorker, tells us about his book "The...

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2015-04-14 Russian military

Top Russian lawmaker: Missile sales to Iran 'will help support nuclear deal'

Russia has just lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to Tehran, a decision that has irritated the US and Israel. But Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the...

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