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Toulouse, the fallout: A closer look at the shooter's background (part 2)

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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2018-05-22 Iraqi politics

From Foe to Friend? Iraq: The makeover of Muqtada al-Sadr

Coalition-building time after Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq's general election. The onetime arch-nemesis of US-led forces in Iraq fled to Iran after his sectarian militia was run out...

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2018-05-21 Europe

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Italy is raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters, with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is expected to...

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2018-05-17 European Union

With friends like Trump... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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2018-05-16 Americas

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

Venezuela is a democratic country with no runaway inflation, no collapsing health services, no population flight. That's what incumbent Nicolas Maduro told FRANCE 24's Marc...

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2018-05-15 Middle East

To peace or catastrophe? Tensions rise in Gaza after US embassy moves to Jerusalem

A terrible massacre or a state defending itself? The killing of at least 60 civilian protestors on the Gaza-Israel border has sparked outrage worldwide - except for in Israel and...

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