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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

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'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

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Video: In St. Petersburg, legacy of Nazi siege lives on

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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 : 2012-05-07

The World This Week - May 4th, 2012

France’s bruising presidential election campaign concludes with Socialist François Hollande pulling ahead in the polls, but François Picard’s panel points to a fickle far-right electorate that could spring surprises come Sunday. Also, the anti-Europe vote in Greece, and the UK and Washington’s blushes over China’s Chen affair.

  • Christopher Dickey. Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek. Columnist, The Daily Beast;
  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Philippe Moreau Chevrolet. Columnist, Nouvel Observateur;
  • Edward Cody. Paris Correspondent, The Washington Post.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Paul Maakad.

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