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Latest update : 2012-03-30

Toulouse, the fallout: A closer look at the shooter's background

A week after the death of Mohamed Merah, a lot of questions still remain unanswered as to how he was able to go on a killing spree, whether he was helped, and what his relation with the French intelligence services was. François Picard and his panel discuss these issues and, more widely, whether it is possible to prevent this kind of tragedy. They also look at the impact on France's presidential race just three weeks ahead of the first round.

  • Clea CAULCUTT, RFI journalist;
  • Jean-Charles BRISARD, Consultant on Security and Terrorism issues;
  • James COHEN, Professor of Political Science, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle;
  • Salah NEGM, News director, Al Jazeera English.

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    Program produced and prepared by Christopher Davies, Anelise Borges and François Picard 

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2017-11-21 Debate

Enslaved in Libya:

A slave auction in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony... that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Divided Kingdom: UK Parliament, Cabinet at odds over Brexit

It was a particularly long day for Britain's embattled prime minister. In parliament, Theresa May has to fend off challenges within her own party. As the clock ticks on...

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