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Panama: Triple X canal for giant cargos

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Israel’s ex-intel chief: ‘Together, we can do a lot to make Middle East a better place’

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François Hollande: ‘Brexit result is irrevocable’

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Hollande pledges tax cuts ahead of France's 2017 elections

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Britain's battle for leadership begins

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Istanbul's suffering in the shadows?

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-10-06

Will pressure on Syria have to bypass the UN?

It may be short-sighted for the Assad regime to celebrate the veto of UN sanctions at the Security Council. Despite vested interests and ties to Damascus, François Picard’s panel predicts that Moscow won’t back Damascus forever.

  • Samir AITA. Editor, Arabic edition of 'Le Monde Diplomatique';
  • Suat KINIKLIOĞLU. Member of Central Executive Committee, AK Party - from Bucharest, Romania;
  • Michael YOUNG, Opinion editor at the Daily Star Newspaper. Author of "The ghosts of Martyrs Square" - from Beirut;
  • Bilal SAAB, Fellow at the Monterey Institute of International Studies - from Washington.

Watch the second part here.

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 1)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 2)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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