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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.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2012-10-08

The World This Week - October 5th, 2012

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 Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor;
  • Paul Taylor, European Affairs Editor, Reuters.

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Produced by Paul Maakad, Nicola Hebden, Anelise Borges

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