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Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections

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Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

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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 : 2011-06-21

Ben Ali on trial (part 2)

Will ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali get a fair day in court? Tunisians regret that the first trial of a toppled Arab dictator is taking place in absentia, but hold out hope for a fair case in a country where some fear it may prove a convenient distraction on the rocky road to a new constitution.

  • Ezzeddine BEN AMOR. Tunisian High Court Attorney (from Sousse, Tunisia).
  • Marina OTTAWAY. Director, Middle East Program - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (from Beirut).
  • Lazare BEULLAC. Chief Editor, Maghreb Confidentiel.
  • Moncef CHEIKH ROUHOU. Professor of Economics and International Finance.

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2017-07-26 European Commission

Poland Judicial Reforms: EU keeping door open to sanctions on Warsaw

The battle between Poland and Europe continues with the European Commission saying it's keeping the door open to possibly triggering sanctions against Poland. This despite the...

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

It's being seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

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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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