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Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

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Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Is France a chain-smoking nation?

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IN THE PAPERS

'I got the power': Womanspreading takes hold of social media (and maybe 2018)

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IN THE PAPERS

What a story! France investigating Russian billionaire senator over tax fraud

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BUSINESS DAILY

US retailers gear up for post-Thanksgiving splurge

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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 : 2012-09-03

The World This Week - August 31st, 2012 (part 2)

Mitt Romney’s big speech gets upstaged by Clint Eastwood’s improv at the Republican convention. So if the nominee is so uninspiring, why is the US election race so close? Also, the first visit to Tehran of an Egyptian president since the Iranian Revolution doesn’t go to plan, and the impact of the Apple vs Samsung patent wars.

  • Craig COPETAS, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Régis LE SOMMIER, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Paris Match;
  • Célestine BOHLEN, Freelance journalist;
  • Douglas HERBERT, International Affairs Editor, France 24.

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2017-11-17 Zimbabwe

Military pressures Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates in Lebanon crisis

Our Friday panel of journalists discusses the latest from Zimbabwe, after Robert Mugabe's first appearance since the military takeover. We also look at Emmanuel Macron's role in...

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2017-11-10 Donald Trump

Saudi Prince cracks down at home and abroad; Trump in Asia

Our Friday panel of journalists discuss the latest from Saudi Arabia, after the Crown Prince netted more than 200 arrests in a surprise purge and Lebanon's Prime Minister Hariri...

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2017-11-03 Sexual harassment

Spain seeks arrest of Catalan leader; Terror in Manhattan

Our panel of journalists discuss the FBI investigation looking into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign; the first successful terrorist attack...

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2017-10-27 Catalonia

Day of reckoning: Barcelona opts for independence, Madrid for direct rule

It's been a day of reckoning, with the Catalan anthem sung outside the regional parliament after separatist lawmakers voted for independence. And even though 38 minutes later,...

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2017-10-20 Raqqa

After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

Our panel of international journalists discuss the Kurdish-led Syrian militias' victory over the IS group in Raqqa, while their Iraqi counterparts retreat in Kirkuk; Xi Jinping...

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