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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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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. ‘The Jungle’, the series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. ‘The Jungle’, the series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 1)

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 2)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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