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Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

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Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

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The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

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Teaching maths with holograms

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Is China exporting its pollution?

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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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2017-09-22 Mexico

Power Play in Barcelona, May's Brexit speech

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