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Legendary German theatre director Peter Stein tackles Samuel Beckett classic en français

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The vicious cycle of student debt in the US

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Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

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Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

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French economy grows 0.5% in first quarter

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May in France: A month to 'build bridges' and say 'good luck' with a flower

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London's new naked restaurant

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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2012-09-25

Qatar to the rescue?

Whether it's funding for businesses in underprivileged suburbs or the purchase of world class soccer stars for Paris Saint-Germain, what’s so wrong with Qatar employing some soft power? François Picard’s panel argues over the tiny emirate’s long-term agenda.

  • Ali Al-AHMED. Director, Institute for Gulf Affairs;
  • Ardavan AMIR-ASLANI. Attorney;
  • Elizabeth DICKINSON. Gulf Correspondent, The National (from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates);
  • David ROBERTS. Deputy Director of the Qatar office, Royal United Services Institute (from Doha, Qatar).

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher davis.

Watch the second part here.

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-29 Venezuela

Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 2)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 2)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly...

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