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

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FOCUS

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after the Olympics

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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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THE DEBATE

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

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THE DEBATE

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

Latest update : 2012-05-10

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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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

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