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First hurdle cleared in measure to amend the French constitution

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'Sombre but sober' atmosphere at mining conference as profits sink

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US accuses Kigali of 'destabilizing activities' in Burundi

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Bernie Sanders fires up the grass roots

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Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 2)

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Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 1)

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EU: Is agriculture getting greener? (part 1)

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EU: Is agriculture getting greener? (part 2)

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2013-01-16

Gregory Mann, Historian, Columbia University

As France sends troops to Mali, Gregory Mann, a historian specialised in West Africa at Columbia University, highlights long-term factors that have allowed Jihadists to thrive in northern Mali. Mann argues that if European governments hadn’t paid ransoms over the years, and if European drug users didn’t have such a taste for Latin American cocaine that passes through West Africa, Mali wouldn’t be in such a mess today.

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2016-02-08 Syria

'European countries should do more to resettle refugees'

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2016-02-03 Democrats (USA)

US presidential race: 'The voters get to decide, not the pundits'

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2016-01-31 Afghanistan

'US aims to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan'

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2016-01-29 Bashar al-Assad

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2016-01-27 Yemen

Former Saudi intelligence chief: 'Bashar al-Assad is the biggest terrorist'

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service and an influential member of the Saudi royal family, speaks to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

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