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Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting the Olympics

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Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

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Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

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THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

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IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

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IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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MEDIAWATCH

All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

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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

China Human Rights: Dissidents and diplomacy

They call him the blind lawyer, and Chen Guangcheng certainly blindsided the Chinese government this week. After years of harassment at the hands of local officials, the dissident managed to give his guards the slip. He is now thought to be at the US embassy in Beijing - all this just days before Hilary Clinton arrives in China for a summit on trade and foreign policy. Laura Baines and her panel discuss how this issue could affect US-China relations.

  • Jean-François DI MEGLIO, Founder of the Asia Centre in Paris;
  • Emmanuel LINCOT, Editor-in-chief of "Monde Chinois" and Chair of Contemporary China Studies;
  • Martin JACQUES, Author of "When China rules the world";
  • Bob FU, Founder and President of ChinaAid.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christopher Davies, Molly Hall and Joseph Tandy

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation...

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