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Madagascar political crisis: Top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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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 : 2011-09-06

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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It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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