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Chirac on trial: former French president in the dock (part 2)

With Jacques Chirac excused from the opening day of his own trial on medical grounds, what place in history will there be for a French president who remains popular but is dogged by decades-old corruption allegations? François Picard's panel reflects on the trouble with trying political leaders.

  • Anne-Elisabeth MOUTET. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Ron SOFFER. Lawyer at the Paris and New York Bars;
  • Ana NAVARRO PEDRO. Journalist, Visao;
  • Alberto ROMAGNOLI. Correspondent, RAI TV.

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2018-02-15 humanitarian action

The Oxfam scandal: How to keep predators away from the most vulnerable?

It's more than just an aid organisation that's under fire, it's an institution. The Oxfam name stands for all that's generous and altruistic about Britain. Its charity shops dot...

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2018-02-14 South Africa

South Africa political crisis: Zuma defies pressure to resign

A gentle nudge wasn't enough. So now comes the big push to oust South Africa's president of nine years. The new leadership of the ruling ANC party making it clear it will go...

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2018-02-13 Middle East

Iraq: Who will pay? High stakes, low pledges in reconstruction drive

Stakes are high at the Iraq Donor Conference hosted by Kuwait, and so is the price tag of 88 billion dollars, according to an estimate from the World Bank. Donors are wary of...

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2018-02-12 Africa

Day zero for Zuma? South Africa's president negotiates departure

It's a watershed moment for South Africa and the party of Nelson Mandela. The leadership of the African National Congress is expected to force out Jacob Zuma. Will the president...

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2018-02-08 Asia-pacific

Olympic thaw? North Korea welcomed to Pyeongchang Games

Kim Jong-un's sister is expected to participate in a lunch to open Friday's Winter Games in South Korea. She and North Korea's ceremonial president were invited by South Korea's...

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