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Head of French armed forces quits; Six months of President Trump

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Man vs Shark: Michael Phelps loses 'race' to great white

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IN THE PAPERS

Chris Froome 'almost' among the greats with fourth Tour de France win

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EYE ON AFRICA

International Francophone Games kick off in Abidjan

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THE INTERVIEW

Iran open to dialogue with Saudis, says top diplomat

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Spicer bows out of White House

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FOCUS

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Bistrot or bust? Why France's famed cafés are disappearing

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Video: Afghans live in fear as kidnappings soar

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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 : 2012-11-19

The World This Week - November 16th, 2012 (part 2)

Could the real scandal of the Petraeus affair be the fan following of a top US military brass that will ultimately be associated with failed outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan? Also, China's not-so-new leadership, the Egyptian president caught out by the escalation between Israel and Gaza, and the romance long gone in the Franco-German couple.

  • A. Craig Copetas, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Ulrike Koltermann, Freelance Journalist;
  • Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor, International Herald Tribune;
  • Virginie Herz, France 24 International Affairs Editor

Click to watch part one

Produced by Paul Maakad, Mary Colombel, Anelise Borges

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2017-07-22 Emmanuel Macron

Head of French armed forces quits; Six months of President Trump

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2017-07-14 Donald Trump

Macron and Trump at Bastille Day; Remembering Nice attack victims

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2017-07-07 Kim Jong-un

Trump, Putin sit down at G20; North Korea test-launches ICBM

Our panel of international journalists discuss the first face-to-face encounter between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Also on...

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2017-06-30 Simone Veil

France remembers Simone Veil; Theresa May's tenuous grip on power

As news breaks of the death of Simone Veil, our panel of international journalists looks back at the legacy of the former French health minister who spearheaded the legalisation...

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2017-06-23 Emmanuel Macron

France's new frontman, America's absent centre, May's Brexit gamble

Our panel of international journalists look at Theresa May’s increasingly weakened negotiating position on Brexit, compared to Emmanuel Macron who was the belle of the ball at...

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