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George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

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Davos 2018: Global risks threaten optimistic outlook

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2018: Business leaders report record-breaking optimism

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IN THE PAPERS

Shark canapés, vodka and Russian models: How Davos parties at night

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IN THE PAPERS

La Grande Crue of the mountains? Winemaker ages his bottles in French Pyrénées

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MEDIAWATCH

'Social media influencing' under the spotlight

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2018: IMF raises global growth forecasts

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THE DEBATE

The rift over Jerusalem: Pence in Israel as Abbas seeks EU support

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ACCESS ASIA

Why Hong Kong produces 200,000 tons of electronic waste per year

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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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2018-01-12 Germany

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2018-01-05 Iran

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2017-12-21 Russia

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2017-12-22 Donald Trump

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