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

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MEDIAWATCH

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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MEDIAWATCH

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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THE DEBATE

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

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THE DEBATE

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

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ENCORE!

Music show: Judith Owen, Eric Clapton and Ariana Grande

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FOCUS

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

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IN THE PAPERS

'Near miss' for Austria and the EU

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IN THE PAPERS

#hugabrit

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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.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2012-05-14

The World This Week - May 11th, 2012

François Hollande had better be prepared to hit the ground running. François Picard’s panel expects the next French president to be tested as soon as he’s sworn in, possibly over the looming threat of political and economic chaos in Greece. Also, we look at an historic debate in Egypt and ask whether Barack Obama is really that bold on gay marriage.

  • Régis Le Sommier. Deputy Editor, Paris Match;
  • Craig Copetas. Paris-based journalist. Author, "Bear Hunting with the Politburo";
  • Vivienne Walt. Paris correspondent, Time Magazine;
  • Harold Hyman. Foreign affairs editor, BFM TV.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Paul Maakad.

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