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On the trail of US-exiled cleric Gulen, arch enemy of Erdogan

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Discovering the 'father of African photography' and Nobuyoshi Araki’s erotic art

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US presidential race: Trump triumphs over Republican rivals

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'Time for a third party'

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US doubles recall of faulty airbags

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Papa Wemba is buried in Kinshasa

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Some Republican Party members dump Trump for Hillary

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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.

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Syria unrest: Are the Arab League observers doing their job?

After failing to put down anti-government protests with brute force, the regime of Bashar al-Assad has decided to bow to foreign pressure and allow a team of observers into the country. Their goal: find out whether Damascus is respecting its promise to end violence and pull its army out of residential areas. Cyril Vanier and his panel discuss whether the observers have what it takes to carry out this mission.

  • Haitham MALEH, Syrian activist;
  • Ole SOLVANG, Emergencies researcher, Human Rights Watch;
  • Melissa BELL, France 24 International Affairs Editor;
  • Julien PAIN, France 24 Observers;
  • Walid PHARES, Professor, National Defense University.

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 2)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 1)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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2016-05-03 Renault

How much is too much? Growing calls to cap executive pay (part 2)

Here in France, shareholders in carmaker Renault have rejected their boss’s €7.2 million pay package, only to be overruled by the board. The state, which owns nearly 20% of...

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2016-05-02 shiite

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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