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Somalia twin bombings kill 18 in Mogadishu

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Arming the "good guys"?

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THE DEBATE

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

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'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

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A bright future for solar power

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Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

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How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

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Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

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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

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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2018-02-09 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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2018-01-26 Donald Trump

Trump in Davos after Macron; Erdogan's new front

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2018-01-12 Germany

Trump's closed border policy, France's #MeToo row, Merkel still standing

Our panel of journalists look at Donald Trump denying that he asked Democratic lawmakers "why are we having all these people coming from shithole countries"? We also look at the...

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