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France's election: 'The Russians are doing what they can to bring down Macron'

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Georgian foreign minister discusses ties with EU, NATO

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NATO chief Stoltenberg: US is 'strongly committed to NATO'

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Climate change agreements: The US blows cold, what will the EU do?

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No mood to party: Some Brazilian cities are cancelling carnival

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Bailout talks worry Greeks living under austerity

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'Thanks but no thanks': French left-wing candidates bury idea of alliance

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2011-08-31

Jacques Attali, Economist

Frenchman Jacques Attali, a professor and prolific writer and blogger, has worn many hats over the years. He's currently president of PlaNet Finance, an international, non-profit organisation that helps alleviate poverty through microfinance. Douglas Herbert asks him if politicians are acting more like lackeys of financial markets than true statesmen, and if democracy is becoming an illusion, subverted by speculators and the whim of investors.

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2017-02-20 France

France's election: 'The Russians are doing what they can to bring down Macron'

Alarmed by allegations that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, potentially swinging the vote in Donald Trump's favour, France's foreign minister warned Russia this...

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2017-02-18 NATO

NATO chief Stoltenberg: US is 'strongly committed to NATO'

In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the US commitment to NATO under President...

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2017-02-15 secularism

French secularism: A shield against religious extremism?

French journalist Caroline Fourest has written a new book in which she defends France's secular model against criticism that it is too rigid and stifles religious freedom....

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2017-02-10 Middle East

'Iran ready to stand up to US pressure', says adviser to Supreme Leader

Ali Akbar Velayati was Iran's foreign minister for 16 years, before becoming foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. He granted an exclusive interview to our...

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2017-02-08 Nuclear disarmament

Nuclear non-proliferation: Iran deal shows 'we can move mountains'

Dr Lassina Zerbo is the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, a UN body created to police the world for any sign of nuclear tests. The CTBTO runs a...

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