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"I will not yield" - Fillon defiant despite deepening 'fake jobs' probe (part 1)

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"I will not yield" - Fillon defiant despite deepening 'fake jobs' probe (part 2)

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Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

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The return of Japan's imperialists

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'Don't be fooled by 'Optimistic Trump''

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: putting arab art in the spotlight

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Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch hunt' over corruption probes (part 1)

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Trump's speech fails to impress markets

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UNICEF report : Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan 'hellholes'

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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-10-28

Eurozone deal: a boon for Sarkozy?

It took a good old all-nighter, but European leaders in the end hatched a deal to salvage Greece, the euro and maybe their own political fate. For Nicolas Sarkozy and his peers, the deepening crisis has indeed become an obsession and has eroded their popularity. But it also poses major challenges to those seeking to unseat them, starting with the Socialist Party here in France.

Marc Perelman interviews Jean-Marc Gonin, senior writer at Le Figaro Magazine, and Philip Turle, journalist at RFI. 

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2017-02-21 Marine Le Pen

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

Marine Le Pen has finally broken a glass ceiling - not in France, but in Lebanon. For the first time, the French far-right leader was hosted by a foreign sitting president and...

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2017-02-14 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential race: Will Marine Le Pen benefit from 'Penelopegate'?

With just over two months to go before the first round of France's presidential election, conservative candidate François Fillon is mired in a scandal over the hiring of his wife...

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2017-02-07 François Fillon

Can France's conservatives recover from 'Penelopegate'?

With his poll ratings in freefall amid claims he might have created a fake job for his wife, French conservative candidate François Fillon held a defiant press conference this...

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2017-02-01 Benoit Hamon

2017 French presidential election: Conservative candidate Fillon hit by scandal

The stage is finally set. Less than three months before the French presidential election, all the candidates are now known after the Socialists chose Benoit Hamon as their...

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2017-01-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French left-wing primaries: A surprise winner?

A few months ago, France's conservatives held a primary to designate their presidential candidate and an outsider, François Fillon, won handily. This week, the left is voting to...

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