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Cashing in on local French currencies

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Life on the canals of northern France

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

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#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

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DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

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#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

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Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

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Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

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Haute Couture, summer 2018: Julien Fournié finds inspiration in Asia

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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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2018-04-13 Syria

To strike or not to strike: US, allies mull response to alleged Syria chemical attack

First came the horrific images reportedly out of the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta and claims of at least 40 dead. Then came Donald Trump's tweet warning Russia...

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2018-04-06 Donald Trump

Lula goes to jail: Brazil's bitter divide

"Dura lex sed lex", said the ancient Romans. The law is harsh, but it's the law. This week is rife with tales of former presidents brought to justice. The charismatic former...

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2018-03-30 North Korea

Kim Jong-un's surprise Chinese visit, and the tribute to a French hero

From Kim Jong-un's surprise Chinese visit to the tribute to a fallen French hero, and a sports scandal that has shaken Australia, our panelists join us to take a look back at the...

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2018-03-23 France

Terror attack in southern France; Sarkozy and Gaddafi; John Bolton’s return

Our panel of international journalists looks at France's first terrorist attack of 2018. And former president Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal investigation for illegal campaign...

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2018-03-16 Russia

Poisoned relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

This week saw the UK announce the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War. The move came in response to a nerve agent attack on British soil, believed to be...

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