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South Korea: Riding the K-culture wave

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Diving back in: Offering support for French mothers returning to work

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Chaotic post-hurricane relief efforts in Haiti

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Cash crunch casualties: India's wedding industry suffers from currency changes

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Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

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The fight for transparency: Democracy put to the test

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Choreographer Akram Khan: 'The body speaks the truth'

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Admiring the gardens of tomorrow in France's Loire valley

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French fashion legend Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of design

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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.

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2016-12-02 France

Trump keeps 'em guessing, Italian referendum, Austrian election, Castro's passing (part 2)

This week, French President François Hollande finally announced that he would not be running for a second term in the upcoming election, Austria and Italy prepared to head to the...

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2016-12-02 France

Hollande, the one-term French president (part 1)

This week, French President François Hollande finally announced that he would not be running for a second term in the upcoming election, Austria and Italy prepared to head to the...

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2016-11-25 Donald Trump

Trump's appointments and endorsements (part 1)

This week US President-elect Donald Trump continued to announce appointments to his cabinet ahead of his January inauguration, while in France conservative primary candidates...

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2016-11-25 Alain Juppé

French Conservative Primary, What's Left of the Left, Francophonie Summit (part 2)

This week US President-elect Donald Trump continued to announce appointments to his cabinet ahead of his January inauguration, while in France conservative primary candidates...

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2016-11-18 Donald Trump

Brave new world? Trump win signals shift in values (part 1)

Today in The World This Week our panel analyses Donald Trump’s latest cabinet picks, and what some see as a dangerous cozying up to Vladimir Putin. As Barack Obama wraps up his...

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