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France on alert after attacks: a case of massive hysteria?

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Uruguay: freed Guantanamo detainees try to adjust to normal life

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

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China: A tense Christmas in Wenzhou

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Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

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Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

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Gaza children draw what their future will look like

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Catholic cardinals get coal for Christmas from Pope Francis

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François Hollande's Christmas wish list

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Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2012-01-02

The World Next Year: from new Islamist governments to US and French elections

François Picard and his panel discuss the Arab revolutions, the financial crisis and other important events of 2011 and their implications for 2012. Also on the agenda in this new year are elections in France and the US - can Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy be re-elected?

  • Steven ERLANGER, Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times;
  • Patrick SMITH, Editor in Chief, The Africa Report;
  • Christopher DICKEY, Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek Magazine;
  • Aude BARON, Editor in Chief, 'Le Plus-Nouvel Obs' (Le Nouvel Observateur).

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2014-12-19 Cuba

Viva La Evolucion! US and Cuba Move to Normalise Ties

In the world this week: the US and Cuba move to re-establish diplomatic ties, a hack into Sony's internal computer systems is being blamed on North Korea and Putin remains...

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2014-12-05 Barack Obama

Putin’s fighting talk: Russian president's defiant state of the union address

In The World This Week: A white police officer is cleared over the death of a black man for the second time in less than two weeks in the US, Germany mourns a young woman...

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2014-12-05 Iran

No charges over chokehold: The president, the police, and a question of race

In The World This Week: A white police officer is cleared over the death of a black man for the second time in less than two weeks in the US, Germany mourns a young woman...

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2014-11-28 Ferguson

Sarkozy bites back: Former president fights to reclaim UMP leadership

In The World This Week: Iran nuclear talks end in deadlock; unrest in Ferguson, Missouri follows the grand jury's decision not to prosecute officer Darren Wilson over the...

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2014-11-28 nuclear Iran

No Deal: Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Agreement

In The World This Week: Iran nuclear talks end in deadlock; unrest in Ferguson, Missouri follows the grand jury's decision not to prosecute officer Darren Wilson over the...

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