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Chirac on trial: former French president in the dock

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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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 2)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-26 Yemen

Yemen - The Escalation: Could Sunni-Shiite divide engulf the region? (part 1)

Yemen's no longer a proxy war in a remote location. A Saudi-led coalition has begun air strikes to stop the Iran-allied Houthi, who already control the capital, from taking over...

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2015-03-25 plane crash

French Alps plane crash: Investigators have no explanation so far (part 1)

The rescue helicopters have been to-ing and fro-ing all day in the mountain town of Seyne-les-Alpes after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. It will be days before we know...

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2015-03-25 Angela Merkel

French Alps plane crash: Investigators have no explanation so far (part 2)

The rescue helicopters have been to-ing and fro-ing all day in the mountain town of Seyne-les-Alpes after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. It will be days before we know...

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2015-03-23 French elections

How to handle Le Pen: Mainstream parties at odds over French election results (part 2)

Marine Le Pen's National Front has finished second in the first round of France's local elections. It's the party's best score ever, with more than a quarter of the vote, ahead...

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