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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.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2013-02-08

The World This Week - February 8th

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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2015-03-27 Yemen

Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

We look at the worst air disaster on French soil since 1981 and the co-pilot who barricaded himself in the cockpit of a Germanwings flight before slamming it into a mountain,...

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2015-03-27 Yemen

Germanwings Crash; Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

We look at the worst air disaster on French soil since 1981 and the co-pilot who barricaded himself in the cockpit of a Germanwings flight before slamming it into a mountain,...

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2015-03-20 Tunisia museum attack

Tunisia Terror Attack; What next for Netanyahu and the US? (part 1)

In The World This Week, we focus on the storming of the Bardo antiquities museum by two-Libya trained jihadists in Tunisia, killing 21, an attack later claimed by the IS group....

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2015-03-20 Benjamin Netanyahu

Bibi's winning gamble; Obama's Middle East pivot; Climate change cyclone; Solar eclipse (part 2)

Nowruz was not forgotten by the White House, with the US president directly addressing the Iranian people to wish them Happy New Year, while crunch nuclear talks entered a...

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2015-03-13 Boko Haram

Boko Haram joins IS group, where's Putin?, Merkel's Japan mistake and the Gaye-Thicke plagiarism trial

In the second part of The World This week, we take a look at Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group. Also, Vladimir Putin's absence sparks rumours, Angela...

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