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France cracks down on internship abuses with system overhaul

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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

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'Enough with dirty Paris!'

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Chinese journalist apologises 'for contributing to market turmoil'

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AirBnB to collect 'tourist tax' for Paris accommodation

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Chinese shares continue to fall after central bank cuts rates

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2013-02-08

The World This Week - February 8th (part 2)

For most, Chinese New Year means the annual mad scramble home. But for the happy few in today’s China, replace overcrowded train ride with the gift of a snakeskin Bentley to celebrate what else but the Year of the Snake. Also, a turning point in Tunisia with ripple effects in Egypt and France’s acrimonious same sex marriage debate turns homophobic.

  • Craig Copetas. Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Christopher Dickey. Newsweek Paris Bureau Chief / Mideast Editor;
  • Hamdam Mostafavi. Journalist, Iran Desk, Courrier international;
  • Ahmed El Key. Head of News for the Arabic Channel, France 24.

Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Mary Colombel, Paul Maakad.

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By Anelise Borges

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2015-07-24 Barack Obama

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