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Left-wing activism on the rise in the United States

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'Huge failure' on refugee crisis is 'existential problem for EU'

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Divisions over migration policy: What should the EU do?

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A trip through France's breathtaking Auvergne region

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When Modi met Trump: Budding romance or one-night stand?

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How to counter Islamic State group propaganda?

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Coal power plant in Senegal worries residents; and the Venezuelan TV show... in a bus

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Italian government bails out two regional banks

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-05-03

French Presidential Race: Can Sarkozy beat Hollande?

Mind the gap in the French presidential race which is tightening. Not enough, argues Socialist Olivier Ferrand for whom Nicolas Sarkozy has tacked too far right to win. The UMP’s Arnaud Danjean – in a dig at François Hollande – answers you can be pro-Europe and still address the fears of ordinary citizens.

  • Arnaud DANJEAN. French legislative elections candidate, UMP. Member of the European Parliament;
  • Olivier FERRAND. French legislative elections candidate, Socialist Party. President and founder, Terra Nova;
  • Marc PERELMAN. France 24 French Politics Editor;
  • Markus KARLSSON. France 24 / MCD / RFI Business Editor;
  • Douglas HERBERT. France 24 International Affairs Editor.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French president's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounded like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of speech. At his first EU summit as French...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 1)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 2)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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