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25 years of independence in Eritrea : Thousands continue to flee the repressive regime

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Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

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Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

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Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

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Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

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'Near miss' for Austria and the EU

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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.

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Latest update : 2013-01-16

French intervention in Mali (part 2)

French jets are pounding positions in the north as they try to prevent jihadists from advancing on Bamako. More help is on the way, with soldiers from across West Africa due to arrive within days, while France itself is to triple the number of its own troops. Laura Baines and her panel discuss whether France has committed itself to a long and difficult campaign in Africa.

  • Patrick SMITH, Editor-in-Chief, The Africa Report;
  • Douglas YATES, Professor of Political Science, AUP;
  • Donaig LEDU, Senior Editor, France 24;
  • Alexandre VAUTRAVERS, Head of International Relations Dept., Webster University, Geneva;
  • Philomène REMY, France 24 Correspondent (from Bamako).

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    Programme prepared and produced by Isabelle Sarton du Jonchay, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2016-05-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

Four decades after the fall of Saigon, has Vietnam become Washington's new ally in Asia? The US president announced the end of an arms embargo in place since the end of the...

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2016-05-24 France

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

This Tuesday, strikes at six of France’s 8 oil refineries triggered a run on gas stations in the Paris area and throughout the country. The unions are digging in, with truckers...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 1)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 2)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-19 plane crash

Missing Egyptair plane: Flight from Paris to Cairo disappears in Mediterranean (part 1)

On Thursday morning, an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo went missing with 66 people on board. Search operations are continuing in the Mediterranean Sea to locate debris and...

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