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Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2012-08-10

China's trial of a century: Cracks in the monolith?

It has all the hallmarks of a crime potboiler: murder, money and intrigue; a court case that's shed unwanted light on the inner machinations of China's Communist Party leadership. After only seven hours in court, officials say Gu Kailai, the wife of the deposed political leader Bo Xilai, along with an accomplice, had all but confessed to poisoning a British businessman. There is no verdict as yet but the case is a massive embarrassment for the Communist Party.

  • Jean-Paul TCHANG, Economist and financier / China specialist;
  • Emmanuel LINCOT, Chair, Contemporary China Studies (Catholic University of Paris);
  • Ola WONG, Journalist & Writer;
  • Fabienne CLÉROT, Research Fellow, IRIS think tank.

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

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2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 2)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

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2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 1)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

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2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 2)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

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2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 1)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

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2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

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