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Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

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THE INTERVIEW

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton says Trump 'channels' racism

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THE DEBATE

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Must it come down? Market analysts bracing for correction

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Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

California: When your home is reduced to ashes

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

#balancetonporc: Sexual harassment and gender inequality in France

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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 : 2013-02-08

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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