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New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

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Trump: An expensive president to protect

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Edinburgh at 70: front row at the Festival

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Oil theft: a multi-billion dollar business fuels Mexican cartels

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French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

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'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

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IN THE PAPERS

Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-07-15

France on all fronts (part 2)

With six soldiers killed in Afghanistan ahead of the Bastille Day parade, the high price of maintaining military might can be measured in blood and euros. François Picard's panel explains why Paris has put austerity aside to engage in Libya and elsewhere.

 

Laurent HENNINGER, Military Historian, Strategic Research Institute at Paris' Ecole Militaire

Retired Captain Philip STONOR, Former Deputy UK Defence Attache in Paris

Dave CLARK, Paris Deputy Bureau chief, Agence France-Presse (AFP)

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Produced by Pauline Heilmann, Yi Song, Sara Bertilsson, Jérome Glaentzlin
 

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2017-08-22 Afghanistan war

New President, Old War: Trump outlines his strategy for Afghanistan

The longest war in US history just got longer. Donald Trump had long been skeptical of US military involvement in Afghanistan, which he once called a complete waste. But on...

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2017-08-21 Islamic State (IS) group

What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

The fight against the Islamic State group in the Middle East does seem to be working. Isis has already lost its home base of Mosul in Iraq. And is now facing an...

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2017-08-18 Spain

Spain attacks - Can Europe prepare for vehicle-ramming terror attacks?

The terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils this week are the latest in a string of vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe. Do Europeans need to be better prepared for this kind of...

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tensions: How far should freedom of speech be stretched?

US President Donald Trump has sparked fury after calling some of the participants in the racist Charlottesville rally “very fine people”, blaming also the anti-racist protestors...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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