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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

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Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

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'Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit'

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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A novel 'dictated by daemons'

Meet the author who says his work is dictated to him by daemons. Madison Smartt Bell is in the studio to tell us why the damaged narrator of his latest novel "The Color of Night" revels in violence. But first, we try to unpick the web of intrigue surrounding a new London play supposedly written by the great Victorian wit, Oscar Wilde.

Finally, Galliano without its eponymous designer gets a lukewarm reception on the catwalks, while Jean-Paul Gaultier takes inspiration from tattoos.

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2015-06-30 culture

Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

He has been described as a major new Irish talent with an impressive gift for storytelling. Paul Lynch's acclaimed debut novel "Red Sky in Morning" was a finalist for France's...

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2015-06-29 culture

Dom La Nena brings us international, cello pop

The Brazilian-born cellist, singer and songwriter Dom La Nena speaks to Eve Jackson about being a young prodigy, moving to Argentina at 13 without her parents and settling in...

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2015-06-26 culture

Joe Bataan: The king of Latin soul music

From his teen days as the leader of a street gang in New York to his groundbreaking career in music, Joe Bataan talks to Eve Jackson about inventing a musical genre, releasing...

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2015-06-24 culture

Film show: 'Entourage', 'Masaan' and 'Elevator to the Gallows'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's movie news, including "Entourage", "Masaan" and "La Fête du Cinéma". They also look back at the "perfect" French...

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2015-06-25 culture

The Sistine Chapel of prehistoric art in Paris

In this edition of Encore, we give you the chance to see artwork from the caves of Lascaux dating back 20,000 years, meet one of France’s best-loved pop stars, Michel Polnareff...

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