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Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord (part 2)

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ENCORE!

Music show: Mykki Blanco, Van Morrison & The Weeknd’s duo with Daft Punk

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FOCUS

FRANCE 24 exclusive: The last stand for Libya’s Oil Crescent

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TALKING EUROPE

Greece’s minister of tourism: ‘Tourism is a government priority’

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TALKING EUROPE

Terrorism, strike actions and migrant crisis: Is the EU becoming less attractive to tourists?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to junk

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IN THE PAPERS

‘Grozny 1999 – Aleppo 2016’

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IN THE PAPERS

Trump and Clinton: 'It's all to play for'

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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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By Anelise Borges

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2016-09-23 Bahamas

From Sarkozy's populist pivot and ‘Bahamas Leaks’, to failed Syria truce and Rome’s Olympic bid (part 2)

This week, protests broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina, after yet another police shooting of an unarmed African-American man. In France, meanwhile, Nicolas Sarkozy pandered...

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2016-09-23 US police shooting

US police shootings: Race relations and the race to the White House (part 1)

This week, protests broke out in Charlotte, North Carolina, after yet another police shooting of an unarmed African-American man. In France, meanwhile, Nicolas Sarkozy pandered...

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2016-09-16 European Union

Hackers and whistleblowers, Clinton's health and Trump’s 'birther' theory

This week, European leaders met - without Britain - in Bratislava to discuss the future for a post-Brexit union. Also, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was the subject of Oliver...

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2016-09-09 Barack Obama

Loose cannons Trump and Duterte (part 1)

This week, Barack Obama faced criticism and even insults from Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, "build-a-wall politics" hit Europe as authorities extended...

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2016-09-09 Calais

Calais migrant camp, Pokémon GO (part 2)

This week, Barack Obama faced criticism and even insults from Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, "build-a-wall politics" hit Europe as authorities extended...

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