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Smog-battling Paris aims to show way at climate summit

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Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

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Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

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'Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit'

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'The NSA’s other business'

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Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 2)

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Croatia: The new kids of the bloc (part 1)

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Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Countdown to Grexit: Will Greek crisis trigger unwinding of the euro? (part 1)

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2012-07-25

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of the Republic of Iceland

Christophe Robeet meets Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who recently won a fifth term in office, making him the longest-serving president in Iceland's history. Grimsson opposed on two occasions a government deal to repay the British and Dutch governments following the collapse of Icesave. He tells France 24 why calling a referendum on the issue was essential and why he continues to oppose EU membership for his country.

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2015-06-27 Google

EU Competition Commissioner says 'protecting integrity of single market'

Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition. Since taking office a little less than seven months ago, she has outlined antitrust probes against a series of...

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2015-06-27 Yemen

'Yemen is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe'

Yemen is racked by a brutal war, with a Saudi-led coalition - supporting ousted President Hadi - fighting against Houthi rebels. Cédric Schweizer, who was until recently the head...

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2015-06-25 France

'We have to assume that foreign intelligence services are spying on us'

Camille Grand is the Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris and a former diplomatic advisor at the French defence ministry. He reacts to revelations by...

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2015-06-23 Yemen

UN's Ban Ki-moon welcomes European action on migrants

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the "global issue" of Europe's migrant crisis and welcomed the recent measures...

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2015-06-20 Paris Air Show

CEO of Arianespace calls for 'fair competition' between Europe, US

Stéphane Israël is the CEO of Arianespace, the market leader for launching satellites into space. He spoke to Markus Karlsson at the the Paris Air show, the biggest exhibition in...

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