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Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

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TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

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TALKING EUROPE

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

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EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

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An Election in the Shadow of Terror

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How fintech is helping the unbanked

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2012-09-27

Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs

US-based Saudi dissident Ali al-Ahmed became Saudi Arabia’s youngest political prisoner when he was arrested at age 14. He tells Douglas Herbert about his long-distance struggle to promote modernity and reform in his homeland. With the kingdom’s absolute monarch, King Abdullah, pushing 90, is a new generation of change in the offing?

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2017-04-20 Edward Snowden

US whistleblower Snowden did 'the work of a patriot'

Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig is a major advocate for privacy and online freedom and also tried to run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. He is in Paris to...

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2017-04-19 French Presidential Elections 2017

France votes: 'It's very possible Le Pen won't make it to the second round'

On Sunday April 23, French voters will head to the polls for the opening round of the most unpredictable presidential election in the nation's modern history. If we're to believe...

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2017-04-15 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey expert on Erdogan’s referendum: 'A return to the nineties'

Turkey is currently on everybody’s lips: On April 16, the country votes in a referendum that could dramatically change the constitution by heavily concentrating powers in the...

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2017-04-12 Donald Trump

Non-partisan think-tank: ‘Impulsive element to how Trump sees the world’

Does Donald Trump have a foreign policy? If so, does anyone in his own administration know what it is? The answer to both questions is “no”, according to several White House...

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2017-04-05 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turmoil in Turkey: 'There are a lot of similarities between Trump and Erdogan'

Is Turkey veering dangerously off the path of democracy towards a dictatorship? It's a question many are asking these days, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conducts a sweeping...

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