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'France has underinvested in early childhood education for many years'

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'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

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Emmanuel Macron in Berlin: Will Europe's superhero succeed?

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Violence in DR Congo's Ituri Province forces thousands to live in camps

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Trains, schools & power plants: Latest French strikes cause disruption

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Fakes, lies and videotape

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Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

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The beekeeper who helped save Sinjar women

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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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By Anelise Borges

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2018-03-30 North Korea

Kim Jong-un's surprise Chinese visit, and the tribute to a French hero

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2018-03-23 France

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Our panel of international journalists looks at France's first terrorist attack of 2018. And former president Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal investigation for illegal campaign...

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2018-03-16 Russia

Poisoned relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

This week saw the UK announce the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War. The move came in response to a nerve agent attack on British soil, believed to be...

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