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Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

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The return of Japan's imperialists

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'Don't be fooled by 'Optimistic Trump''

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: putting arab art in the spotlight

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THE DEBATE

Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch hunt' over corruption probes (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

Trump's speech fails to impress markets

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EYE ON AFRICA

UNICEF report : Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan 'hellholes'

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Trump's bid to increase defence spending draws criticism

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THE DEBATE

Spending blitz: Trump unveils $54 billion hike in the military spending (part 2)

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-03-23

Dermot Seymour’s magical realist take on the Troubles

For many people Northern Ireland is synonymous with sectarian violence and bloodshed. For Belfast-born artist Dermot Seymour, his childhood memories at least, are of the countryside and cows.These two realities meet in his artworks: vivid paintings that combine farmyard animals with Orangemen and surveillance helicopters.

Also on the show: impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, admired by Manet, but overlooked for being a woman.
And our London reporters meet the male dancers proving that ballet for boys is about more than just men in tights.

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2017-03-01 culture

Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

Twenty years ago, "choose life" became the tagline for Brit cinema, as Danny Boyle’s "Trainspotting" fleshed out Irvine Welsh’s literary creations for the screen. Now Renton,...

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2017-02-28 culture

Vadim Repin: violin virtuoso bridges the east and west

A talent born on the miniature strings of a 1/8 violin in Siberia, Vadim Repin began as a child prodigy and matured into 'the most perfect violinist', according to the late 20th...

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2017-02-24 culture

Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

American actress Annette Bening has notched up a slew of Oscar nominations, Golden Globes and SAG Awards over the course of a nearly 40-year career. In her latest movie, Mike...

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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