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Tracing the ransom payments in latest global cyberattack

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BUSINESS DAILY

EU fines Google €2.4bn over shopping service

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Latest hack sends jitters through cyberspace

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THE DEBATE

Farewell to arms? Crucial step for Colombia peace process

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Could France's Macron be Europe's climate hero?

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FOCUS

Russia cracks down on hooligans ahead of 2018 World Cup

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Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

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EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo authorities find ten more mass graves in Kasai

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Poll suggests Trump presidency takes toll on US image abroad

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

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.

Latest update : 2012-07-23

The World This Week - July 20th, 2012

We focus on the deepening strife in Syria after a week of raging street battles in the capital Damascus for the first time in the country's 17-month uprising. How hard will Assad strike back? We also take stock of the latest fiascos to beset the Olympics Games' organisers a week before the opening ceremony, and ask how London's mayor manages to stay so upbeat.

  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Vivienne Walt. Contributor, Time Magazine;
  • Patrick Vignal. Senior Correspondent, Reuters French service;
  • Philippe Moreau Chevrolet. Columnist, Nouvel Observateur.

Produced by Douglas Herbert, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Paul Maakad.

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2017-06-09 Emmanuel Macron

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