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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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IN THE PAPERS

Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

China's credit rating cut over debt worries

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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 : 2013-01-18

The World this Week - 18 January 2013 (Part 2)

If Sahara-based Jihadists hadn’t caught the world’s attention with their takeover of northern Mali, they certainly have with the capture of foreign hostages at an Algerian gas export facility. Also, François Picard’s panel proves unmoved and unforgiving after Lance Armstrong’s doping confession.

  • Craig Copetas, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic
  • Nicholas Norbrook, Managing Editor, The Africa Report
  • Ulrike Koltermann, Freelance journalist
  • Sylvain Attal, Managing Editor, France24.com

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    Programme prepared and produced by Paul Maakad, Anelise Borges and Catherine Clifford

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The Bitter End: Presidential campaign closes in France (part 1)

Final hours of campaigning for the second round of France's presidential election, and right until the bitter end, it's been divisive, aggressive, and unpredictable. Our panel of...

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