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Could Sean Baker's movie be the best at the fest?

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A frosty Vatican reception?

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THE DEBATE

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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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 : 2012-10-08

The World This Week - October 5th, 2012 (part 2)

The Syria spillover becomes all too real for Turkey, but how far can retaliation go when Ankara's already actively serving as rear base for Syria's rebellion? Also, the run on Iran's currency, Obama flops at the first presidential debate, and 50 years of James Bond and the Beatles.

  • Craig Copetas, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Claude Guibal, Senior Correspondent, France Culture;
  • Christopher Dickey, Newsweek/Daily Beast Paris Bureau Chief;
  • Paul Taylor, European Affairs Editor, Reuters

Watch Part One

Produced by Paul Maakad, Nicola Hebden, Anelise Borges

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The Bitter End: Presidential campaign closes in France (part 1)

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