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Iraq: On the ground with French troops in Mosul

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2017 French presidential election: Can newcomer Macron win?

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Davos 2017: WEF considers challenges for Paris Climate Agreement

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Davos 2017: 'Globalisation is biggest challenge'

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Davos 2017: Businesses ready to seize new opportunities

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Davos 2017: Hard Brexit 'a double-edged sword for Ireland'

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French papers: A small slap for Valls, a major PR blow for his campaign

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

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.

Latest update : 2012-01-16

Nigeria & Iran: The curse of oil subsidies

Cutting an oil-producing nation's addiction to fuel subsidies can backfire all-too quickly if a government has nothing else to offer. Also, Iran's plans to shut out the internet, and why practical is boring for Republican voters.

  • Judah Grunstein, Editor-in-Chief, World Politics Review;
  • Ammar Abd Rabbo, Photojournalist, Balkis Press;
  • Hamdam Mostafavi, Journalist at Iran Desk, Courrier International;
  • Nicholas Norbrook, Senior Editor, The Africa Report.

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Produced by Paul Maakad, Christopher Davies, Mary Colombel, Anelise Borges.

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

One hack of a transition: Fresh turmoil ahead of Trump inauguration (part 1)

Today in The World This Week, our panel of journalists looks at the continuing scandals hitting the Trump team ahead of next week’s inauguration, Marine Le Pen’s surprise visit...

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2017-01-13 Gambia

Will Jammeh go quietly? Rafsanjani's last show of force (part 2)

Today in The World This Week, our panel of journalists looks at the continuing scandals hitting the Trump team ahead of next week’s inauguration, Marine Le Pen’s surprise visit...

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2017-01-06 Brexit

Trump's Rule By Twitter, Brexit, The Robots are Taking Over (part 2)

Today in The World This Week our panel of journalists and correspondents discuss the multiple threats Turkey faces as a divided nation, the conviction of an Israeli soldier after...

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2017-01-06 Israel

Turkey's Terror Quagmire, Netanyahu's Israel (part 1)

Today in The World This Week our panel of journalists and correspondents discuss the multiple threats Turkey faces as a divided nation, the conviction of an Israeli soldier after...

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2016-12-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

The World in 2017: After Brexit, now comes the hard part (part 1)

If 2016 was the year of upheaval at the ballot boxes in Britain and the US, then now comes the hard part: In the coming year, Britain will face the consequences of the Brexit...

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