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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 1)

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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

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Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

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IN THE PAPERS

'Brexit: Day One'

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

Latest update : 2011-08-19

The Pope's visit: the role of religion today? (part2)

Benedict XVI is in Madrid for a four day visit, starting off with World Youth Day. An estimated one and a half million people are expected to visit the event, and with that in mind Laura Baines asks her guests if faith could be the answer to many of the ills plaguing modern society? Or does too much focus on the afterlife mean that we neglect the chance to make life on earth better for everybody?

  • Pierre WHALON. Bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe;
  • Myra MADHY DARIDAN. Egyptian writer, author of "Le Coran raconté aux enfants";
  • Tom HENEGHAN. Religion editor, Reuters;
  • Andrew COPSON. Chief executive, British Humanist Association - from London;
  • Steve MARSHALL. Young participant to World Youth Days - By phone from Madrid.

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 1)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-27 Europe

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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