Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

Read more

FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

Read more

THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-08-01

The World This Week - July 29th, 2011 (part 2)

The rest of the world may quiver over the debt deadlock but all that matters to Washington lawmakers are the phone calls, letters, and emails of frenzied constituents. Also, the media blitz of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New York accuser, and the difference between democracy and free speech in the wake of the China train disaster.

  • ZHANG Xin. Journalist, Xinhua News Agency;
  • George KAZOLIAS. News Producer at AITV-RFO, Professor at the American University of Paris;
  • Billie OKADAMERI. Journalist, Africa specialist, Radio France Internationale;
  • Eric OLANDER. Digital Media Editor, France 24.

    Watch the first part

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-05-19 France

Emmanuel Macron in Mali: France committed to fighting terrorism in the region

"The daring bet of pluralism". That's French newspaper Le Monde's way of headlining that France's government now boasts its broadest political spectrum since De Gaulle's first...

Read more

2017-05-19 Donald Trump

Trump on the run? Upheaval at home overshadows first foreign tour

Last week, it was Trump firing FBI director James Comey that made headlines. This week came aftershocks that could seem even more powerful than the first tremor. There's nothing...

Read more

2017-05-12 Syria

Trump's Firing Line: FBI director sacked as Russia probe gets warmer (part 1)

Our panel of international journalists tries to surmise the motivations and strategy behind Donald Trump’s sudden firing of FBI director James Comey. We also look at the complex...

Read more

2017-05-12 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's Great Expectations, No Cannes Do (part 2)

Our panel of international journalists tries to surmise the motivations and strategy behind Donald Trump’s sudden firing of FBI director James Comey. We also look at the complex...

Read more

2017-05-05 French Presidential Elections 2017

The Bitter End: Presidential campaign closes in France (part 1)

Final hours of campaigning for the second round of France's presidential election, and right until the bitter end, it's been divisive, aggressive, and unpredictable. Our panel of...

Read more