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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 : 2012-04-30

The World This Week - April 27th, 2012

While invectives fly on the French campaign trail over the far-right and its agenda, François Picard warns of the reality check to come when the presidential election’s over and it’s time to face up to Europe’s economic mess.

  • Paul TAYLOR. European Affairs Editor, Reuters;
  • Craig COPETAS. Paris-based journalist. Author, "Bear Hunting with the Politburo";
  • Sylvie KAUFFMANN. Editorial Director, Le Monde;
  • Stefan DE VRIES. Paris correspondent, RTL4.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Thomas Waterhouse, Paul Makaad.

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