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

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Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

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Migrants: Austria building fence on border with Italy

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Finland: Migrants and money (part 2)

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Finland: Migrants and money (part 1)

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Champions! Leicester City win Premier League title

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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).

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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 rejected their boss' 7,2 million euro pay, only to be overruled by the board. The state, which owns nearly 20% of Renault, is...

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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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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: Corruption and gridlock (part 2)

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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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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