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Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt' over corruption probes (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 2)

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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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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 : 2012-07-12

Syria: The Iran factor

Iran’s support for the Assad regime goes well beyond loyalty to a traditional ally. François Picard’s panel looks at the spillover effect of the power play over Tehran’s nuclear program and argues over whether to send its leaders an invitation to Syria negotiations.

  • Haytham MANAA, President, Syrian National Committee for Democratic Change
  • Ramin PARHAM, Iranian dissident, Co-author of "L'Histoire secrète de la Révolution iranienne" (with Michel Taubman) Denoël, 2009
  • Meir JAVENDENFAR, Iranian Politics Lecturer at IDC Herzliya (from Tel Aviv)
  • Robert ZARATE, Policy Director, Foreign policy Initiative (from Washington DC)

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Produced by Christopher Davis, Camille Février, Anelise Borges

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2017-02-27 France

Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt' over corruption probes (part 1)

When the French start picking a president in less than two months, there could be not one but two major party candidates under formal investigation. But as we've seen in the...

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2017-02-27 elections

Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 2)

When the French start picking a president in less than two months, there could be not one but two major party candidates under formal investigation. But as we've seen in the...

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2017-02-23 USA

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 1)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-23 Donald Trump

Borderline Politics: US-Mexico relations hit a wall (part 2)

Mexico is the first big foreign assignment for an untested US Secretary of State. And just to raise the stakes for Rex Tillerson and head of homeland security John Kelly, the...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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