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Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

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'Fake news has had almost no impact on Wikipedia'

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Iraq: Embedded with French special forces in Mosul

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THE INTERVIEW

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.

Latest update : 2012-04-11

Alvaro de Vasconcelos, Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies

One year on from the Arab Spring, the rise of Islamist parties across the region is giving some European and US leaders a headache. They are asking a very un-politically correct question - are Islam and democracy mutually exclusive? Alvaro de Vasconcelos, director of the European Institute for International Strategic Studies, says that is the wrong question, and the wrong approach.

Alvaro de Vasconcelos recently published "Listening to unfamiliar voices – The Arab democratic wave".

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2017-01-21 Davos forum

Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

Maurice Levy, who runs the Publicis Group, is attending his last Davos forum as chairman and CEO of the advertising giant. He speaks to FRANCE 24's Stephen Carroll about the...

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2017-01-23 Davos forum

'Fake news has had almost no impact on Wikipedia'

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the most consulted websites on the internet. But it has been criticised for the false information that can pop up online. Its founder,...

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2017-01-20 Africa

Davos 2017: 'I believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world'

Tony Elumelu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the chairman of leading pan-African financial services group the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the founder of the...

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2017-01-18 Donald Trump

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be 'a terrible mistake'

Our guest is Daniel Kurtzer, a former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel. He believes US President-elect Donald Trump's choice of David Friedman to be US ambassador to Israel is a...

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2017-01-17 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

Our guest is Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party in Israel and a former Israeli finance minister. He reacts coolly to France hosting a Middle East peace conference...

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