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'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

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Video: In St. Petersburg, legacy of Nazi siege lives on

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30 years on, FRANCE 24 meets sole survivor of Burkina Faso's counter-coup

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Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

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French lawmakers approve tax on sugary drinks

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Lulu the labrador flunks out of CIA K-9 academy, becomes internet sensation

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Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

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'The fall of the comedy king': Canada hit by sexual harassment scandal

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Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

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.

Latest update : 2012-08-27

The World This Week - August 17th, 2012 (part 2)

The US presidential campaign has definitely picked up since Mitt Romney announced his running mate. Now comes the battle for a shrinking number of undecided voters. Also, strong language on Syria serves to mask the West’s limited options, and lessons learned from South Africa’s worst massacre since Apartheid.

  • Steven ERLANGER. Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times;
  • Ulrike KOLTERMANN. Freelance journalist;
  • Michael KIRTLEY. Journalist, National Geographic & Africa International;
  • Mathieu MABIN. Senior Correspondent, France 24.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Juliette Lacharnay.

Watch the first part here.

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2017-10-13 Harvey Weinstein

Iran deal decertified: Trump disavows nuclear agreement without walking away from it

Our panel of international journalists discusses Trump's decision to disavow the Iran nuclear deal and the sexual assault accusations mounting against Hollywood Mogul Harvey...

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2017-10-06 Nobel Prize

Spain races to prevent Catalonia independence; The US and its guns

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2017-09-29 Emmanuel Macron

Independence referendums in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan, Macron's proposals for EU

Our panel of international journalists looks at the banned independence referendums in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan; Emmanuel Macron's proposals to empower the EU; the death of...

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2017-09-22 Mexico

Power Play in Barcelona, May's Brexit speech

Our panel of journalists discuss the rescue efforts in Mexico after the devastating earthquake, the latest news from Catalonia as Madrid cracks down on the region; Theresa May's...

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2017-09-15 The world this week

Burma's ethnic cleansing; Philippines' Duterte takes on the Church

Our panel of journalists discuss Burma's Rohingya crisis, which the UN has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing"; Philippine President Duterte's latest provocations;...

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