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Social unrest in France: A crucial test for the ruling Socialists

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Philippines: Embedded with Islamic guerrillas

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'The name's Bond, Jane Bond'

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IN THE PAPERS

French people blame government for current social unrest

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Landmark debt relief deal agreed for Greece

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EYE ON AFRICA

25 years of independence in Eritrea: Thousands continue to flee repressive regime

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Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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MEDIAWATCH

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2012-05-10

Waiting for Hollande: French foreign policy beyond Europe's borders

He won’t be untested on the world stage for long. No sooner will François Hollande be sworn in that he will jet off to Berlin, Washington, and Chicago for sit-downs and summits. On foreign policy, French presidents always seem to grapple with two shadows – that of their immediate predecessor and that of Fifth Republic founder Charles de Gaulle.

  • Pierre CONESA. Former French Defence Ministry official; Author of "The manufacturing of an enemy, or how to kill with a clean conscience";
  • Judah GRUNSTEIN. Editor-in-Chief, World Politics Review;
  • Vincent JAUVERT. Senior Correspondent, Le Nouvel Observateur;
  • Annemie NEYTS-UYTTEBROECK. Belgian MEP (from Brussels).

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

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2016-05-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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2016-05-24 France

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

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2016-05-23 Austria

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It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 2)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-19 plane crash

Missing Egyptair plane: Flight from Paris to Cairo disappears in Mediterranean (part 1)

On Thursday morning, an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo went missing with 66 people on board. Search operations are continuing in the Mediterranean Sea to locate debris and...

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