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Pope and family planning: Heated debate over pontiff's 'rabbit' comments (part 2)

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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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Latest update : 2012-01-11

How far will Assad go?

Ten months after the start of the Syrian uprising, we analyse the words of its embattled president: his denial, his threats and his defiance. Melissa Bell's panel discusses what the one-and-a-half hour speech tells us about the strength of the regime of Bashar al al-Assad, besieged as it is by sanctions and under continued pressure from within.

  • Monzer MAKHOUS. Member of the Syrian National Council;
  • Jonathan PARIS. Middle East Analyst; Senior Fellow, South Asia Center - Atlantic Council;
  • Andrew TABLER. Next Generation Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East policy (from Washington);
  • Marietje SCHAAKE. MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; ALDE Spokesperson for Syria (from Brussels).

Watch the second part here.

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal?

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 2)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 1)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-21 Manuel Valls

France's urban 'apartheid': Paris attacks rattle the Republic's model of integration (part 1)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of a "cultural, ethnic, and territorial apartheid" in this country and of the government's responsibility to build social cohesion....

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