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A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

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ENCORE!

Cohen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' with George Clooney opens Berlin film festival

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: The battle for Aleppo

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FACE-OFF

Hollande plays last cards before 2017 presidential race

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IN THE PAPERS

The stolen youth of refugee minors

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IN THE PAPERS

Where were the MPs for the vote?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Italy's banks under pressure over bad debts

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THE DEBATE

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 1)

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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.

THE INTERVIEW

THE INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2011-09-02

Norbert Gaillard, Economist at the World Bank

Norbert Gaillard is a consultant at the World Bank, specialising in economic policy and debt. He's written a book on sovereign credit ratings, which will soon be published in English. Douglas Herbert asks him if the credit ratings agencies have become too powerful for their own good, or if are we simply blaming the messenger for other peoples' failings.

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2016-02-08 Syria

'European countries should do more to resettle refugees'

World leaders at an international donors conference for Syria have pledged almost $10 billion to help millions of people displaced by the five-year conflict. But how much of...

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2016-02-03 Democrats (USA)

US presidential race: 'The voters get to decide, not the pundits'

Iowa has spoken. The first US state has delivered its verdict and this much is clear: the race is wide open both for the Republicans and the Democrats. Texas senator Ted Cruz...

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2016-01-31 Afghanistan

'US aims to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan'

The US was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now military commanders are talking about a commitment that could see troops staying in the country for decades. They're facing...

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2016-01-29 Bashar al-Assad

Saudis must ‘take initiative’ to ease Iran tensions, Rouhani tells FRANCE 24

In an interview on Thursday with FRANCE 24, Le Monde and France Culture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said restoring diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia was a...

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2016-01-27 Yemen

Former Saudi intelligence chief: 'Bashar al-Assad is the biggest terrorist'

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service and an influential member of the Saudi royal family, speaks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

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