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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh concedes defeat in presidential polls

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Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

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Hollande, the One Term President (part 1)

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Keeps 'Em Guessing, Italian Referendum, Austrian Election, Castro's Death (part 2)

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Uzbekistan reinforces its tight grip on election and country

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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.

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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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-12-01 Austria

Europe's next worry: Populist surge ahead of votes in Italy, Austria (part 2)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-11-30 Middle East

All over in Aleppo? Brutal offensive triggers mass exodus (part 1)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-30 Aleppo

All over in Aleppo? Trump transition adds to Syria uncertainty (part 2)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-29 Asia-pacific

Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

The blurring of lines between business and politics can grab headlines in Zuma's South Africa or Trump's America, but look to South Korea for a corruption scandal with a...

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