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French fashion legend Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of design

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Is Boris Johnson Britain's most undiplomatic chief diplomat?

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Paris pollution: 'Tomorrow we stop breathing'

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Greece hands out Christmas bonuses

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New HIV vaccine under trial in South Africa

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Vote count under way in Ghana after tight presidential poll

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Cameroon: Several killed in clashes with police in Anglophone region

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Polish Christmas video goes viral

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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2011-07-11

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Christophe Robeet interviews the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland. He asks him to comment on the release of French hostages Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, who were abducted in Afghanistan 18 months ago. Jagland also tells France 24 what his organisation can do to assist the democratic transition in Arab countries.

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