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Word to the Wise, Mr. Macron: Stay humble

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DR Congo releases footage allegedly showing execution of UN investigators

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French presidential election: First round controversies

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France's National Front through to run-off for first time since 2002

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Putin's Russia: Punks, priests and provocation

For a musician, winning an endorsement from international stars like Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers is something of a dream come true. But instead of embracing global stardom, the all-girl Russian punk outfit Pussy Riot are facing jail. Laura Baines and her panel discuss the state of freedom of speech in Russia.

  • Inga WATERLOT, Head of the Russia service, RFI;
  • Nina ZAKHARINA-BEREZNER, Member of "Russie Libertés",
  • George-Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian & Associate Researcher at CERCEC (Research Center for Russia, Center Europe and Caucas),
  • Dmitry BABICH, Political Analyst and Journalist, "Voice of Russia".

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Sara Bertilsson and Mary Colombel

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 2)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 2)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 1)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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