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Irony? Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg's film about censorship

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Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

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Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in Central African Republic

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Spain set to overtake US in tourism rankings

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#MeToo and mixed messages

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Stolen medication sold on black market in Mexico

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Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-04-23

The World This Week - April 20th, 2012 (part 2)

He was billed as a leader who thrives in a crisis, so why is Nicolas Sarkozy polling so poorly? François Picard's panel looks at France and its candidates on the eve of the first round of the presidential election.

  • Patrick Vignal, Senior Correspondent, Reuters news agency, Paris bureau;
  • Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek/The Daily Beast;
  • Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor, International Herald Tribune;
  • Dave Clark, Paris Deputy Bureau Chief, Agence France-Presse.

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Produced by Paul Maakad, Diaraye Bah, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel

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2018-01-12 Germany

Trump's closed border policy, France's #MeToo row, Merkel still standing

Our panel of journalists look at Donald Trump denying that he asked Democratic lawmakers "why are we having all these people coming from shithole countries"? We also look at the...

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2018-01-05 Donald Trump

Trump firing on all cylinders; Macron's fake news battle (part 2)

Our panel of journalists look at anti-government demonstrations flaring up across Iran, the biggest since the 2009 post-electoral protests in Tehran. We look also at the first...

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2018-01-05 Iran

Iran protests: World powers at odds over surprise demonstrations (part 1)

Our panel of journalists look at anti-government demonstrations flaring up across Iran, the biggest since the 2009 post-electoral protests in Tehran. We look also at the first...

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2017-12-21 Russia

The world in 2018: What to expect in the year ahead

In this special edition of The World This Week, François Picard and his panel of guests takes a look at what 2018 is likely to have in store for us: From Vladimir Putin's Russia...

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2017-12-22 Donald Trump

The world this year: Trump's presidency, France's fresh face and the Weinstein scandal

This time a year ago, following the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as the new US president, we braced ourselves for a new world order. Trump alluded to this new...

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