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France's First Round Controversies

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

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ENCORE!

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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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-10-23

Will Lebanon erupt?

How long can Lebanon keep a lid on it? In what looks like a spillover of the conflict in Syria, sectarian violence spikes following what could be Beirut’s most destabilizing political assassination since the killing of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

  • Elie ABDEL HAYE. Coordinator of the March 14th Coalition in France;
  • Pierre ROUSSELIN. Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Le Figaro;
  • Jonathan SPYER. Journalist. Author, "The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict" - from Jerusalem;
  • Hicham JABER. Head, Middle East Center for Studies & Political Affairs - from Beirut;
  • Javier ESPINOSA. Middle East Correspondent, El Mundo - from Beirut;

Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Mary Colombel, Shamira Muhammad.

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2017-04-24 France

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

For the first time since World War Two, neither the main center-left or center-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

For the first time since World War Two, neither the main center-left or center-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 2)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Where will it end? Venezuela's downward spiral (part 1)

Where will it all end in Venezuela? This Wednesday sees a day of duelling demonstrations with mass rallies by the opposition after several weeks of sometimes deadly protests....

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