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Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

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THE INTERVIEW

Iraqi Kurdistan FM: 'We are determined to go ahead' with independence vote

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Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'It', 'Loveless', 'Nothing to Hide' and 'The Party'

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THE INTERVIEW

Save the Children CEO on Rohingya crisis: 'Children are being shot at'

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BUSINESS DAILY

British PM expected to make offer to Brussels in upcoming speech

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reforms: Will protests make Macron back down?

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'US threatens to totally destroy North Korea'

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IN THE PAPERS

Are hurricanes an uncontrollable phenomenon?

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

Latest update : 2012-12-20

The end is near (part 2)

The Mayans don't think the world's about to end, so why are so many around the planet in a panic? François Picard's panel looks at how through the ages, the threat of doom is more than just a psychological release, it’s politics.

  • Jean-Paul DEMOULE, Professor of later European prehistory at Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Archaeology Unit;
  • A. Craig COPETAS, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic;
  • Bruno DELPRAT, Specialist on Mayan Culture, CNRS;
  • Alex NIKOLAVITCH, Comic Book Writer.

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation...

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