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US accusing Kigali of destabilising activities in Burundi

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Bernie Sanders fires up the grass roots

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THE DEBATE

Rage Against the Machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire Primary (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Rage Against the Machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire Primary (part 1)

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TALKING EUROPE

EU: Is agriculture getting greener? (part 1)

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TALKING EUROPE

EU: Is agriculture getting greener? (part 2)

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FOCUS

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

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Cohen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' with George Clooney opens Berlin film festival

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: The battle for Aleppo

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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 : 2012-07-23

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.

Watch the second part here.

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