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Turning up the heat with French firefighters

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Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

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After Brexit and Trump: World waits on French presidential election (part 2)

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Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

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After Champs-Élysées attack, security takes centre stage in election campaign

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Brexit: Come what May

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2012-05-18

Charles Cogan, Former Paris head of the CIA

Melissa Bell speaks to Charles Cogan, the former Paris head of the CIA (from 1984 to 1989), about the French presidential elections. They focus particularly on the impact that the election is likely to have on French foreign policy. Will the election of François Hollande mark a big change in policy, or will it signify more of the same?

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2017-04-20 Edward Snowden

US whistleblower Snowden did 'the work of a patriot'

Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig is a major advocate for privacy and online freedom and also tried to run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. He is in Paris to...

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2017-04-19 French Presidential Elections 2017

France votes: 'It's very possible Le Pen won't make it to the second round'

On Sunday April 23, French voters will head to the polls for the opening round of the most unpredictable presidential election in the nation's modern history. If we're to believe...

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2017-04-15 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey expert on Erdogan’s referendum: 'A return to the nineties'

Turkey is currently on everybody’s lips: On April 16, the country votes in a referendum that could dramatically change the constitution by heavily concentrating powers in the...

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2017-04-12 Donald Trump

Non-partisan think-tank: ‘Impulsive element to how Trump sees the world’

Does Donald Trump have a foreign policy? If so, does anyone in his own administration know what it is? The answer to both questions is “no”, according to several White House...

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2017-04-05 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turmoil in Turkey: 'There are a lot of similarities between Trump and Erdogan'

Is Turkey veering dangerously off the path of democracy towards a dictatorship? It's a question many are asking these days, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conducts a sweeping...

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