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Two French journalists arrested for 'attempted blackmail of Moroccan king'

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From Sarkozy to Kim Kardashian: Staged celebrity photos

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IN THE PAPERS

Refugee drama: 'A truck full of corpses'

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THE DEBATE

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 1)

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EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria marks 500 days since kidnap of Chibok schoolgirls

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French director Audiard on his Cannes winner, 'Dheepan'

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Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is bustling

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2012-01-19

Jan Randolph, director of Sovereign Risk, IHS Global Insight

France has successfully sold 8.59 billion euros in short-term bonds, paying a lower rate of interest than at a previous similar auction. This comes despite the loss of its triple-A credit rating last Friday. Jan Randolph gives us his insight into Standard & Poor’s ratings downgrades and the seemingly paradoxical market reaction.

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2015-08-26 France

Peter Gumbel: 'Social inequalities on the rise' in French education system

The French are proud of their education system, but standards are slipping. Peter Gumbel, a former reporter for Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal, has been to meet...

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2015-08-18 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian FM: Israel, Hamas ‘on the verge’ of truce deal

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said that Israel and Hamas are holding secret talks on establishing a long-term truce.

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2015-08-15 Austerity

Leftist mayor of Madrid calls for 'transparency' and 'being close to people'

Manuela Carmena, a 71-year-old former judge, took up her post as mayor of Madrid back in June. Carmena, who campaigned with the support of the anti-establishment Podemos party,...

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2015-08-12 exhibition

Photographer Reza on his new exhibition by child refugees

Reza is an Iranian-born photographer based in Paris. He is currently holding a major exhibition on the banks of the River Seine in the French capital, showing the lives of Syrian...

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2015-07-29 basketball

Tony Parker backs France to retain European title

FRANCE 24 sports editor Dan Levy talks to French four-time NBA champion Tony Parker about Les Bleus' chances at the upcoming European Championships, whether the current crop is...

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