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Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

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Turning On Trump?

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The World According to Trump (part 1)

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Kim Jong-Un, François Fillon, French Police Brutality (part 2)

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Europe market jitters: Political risks give investors cause for concern

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A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

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Latest update : 2012-04-24

Thomas Klau, Head of the Paris office, European Council on Foreign Relations

Douglas Herbert meets Thomas Klau, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. They discuss the French presidential elections and the rise of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Nicolas Sarkozy could be ousted by voters in the run-off, and a win for Socialist Hollande would mark a rare victory for the left on the European continent.

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2017-02-15 secularism

French secularism: A shield against religious extremism?

French journalist Caroline Fourest has written a new book in which she defends France's secular model against criticism that it is too rigid and stifles religious freedom....

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2017-02-10 Middle East

'Iran ready to stand up to US pressure', says adviser to Supreme Leader

Ali Akbar Velayati was Iran's foreign minister for 16 years, before becoming foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. He granted an exclusive interview to our...

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2017-02-08 Nuclear disarmament

Nuclear non-proliferation: Iran deal shows 'we can move mountains'

Dr Lassina Zerbo is the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, a UN body created to police the world for any sign of nuclear tests. The CTBTO runs a...

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2017-02-07 Iraq

Exclusive: ‘We’re monitoring’ IS group chief, says Iraqi PM

Islamic State (IS) group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is isolated and his movements are being monitored, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE 24 in an exclusive...

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2017-02-04 Middle East

Joby Warrick: US-led invasion of Iraq is 'original sin' in rise of IS group

Joby Warrick is a reporter with the Washington Post and won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS". It's probably one the most comprehensive...

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