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Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

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Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections

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Syria revolt: Observers, sanctions... but will it bring peace? (part 2)

Sixty-six years ago, French troops left the country and Syria was born. Now with UN observers on the ground and signs that international sanctions are beginning to bite, Laura Baines and her panel discuss whether the world is any closer to resolving the conflict in Syria.

  • Vincent FLOREANI, Spokesperson, French Minsitry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Ariel COLONOMOS, Director of Research, CNRS;
  • Kako HIVINE, Spokesperson, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights;
  • Najib al GHADBAN, Academic & Syrian National Council member;
  • Jeffrey LAURENTI, Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation;
  • Philippe BOLOPION, United Nations Director, Human Rights Watch.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christopher Davies, Molly Hall and Mary Colombel

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

It's being seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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