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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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2015-07-31 Turkey

Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey launches offensives on PKK and Islamic State Group (part 2)

Turkey finally decided to join the struggle against the Islamic State group, launching bombing raids, allowing US aircraft to use Turkish air bases, and tightening security on...

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2015-07-31 Calais

Europe’s shame: Calais migrant crisis deepens (part 1)

The blame game kicked in this week between Paris and London, as thousands of migrants continued to risk their lives to head to Britain from the French port town of Calais. The...

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2015-07-24 Barack Obama

French farmers revolt: Protests spread despite govt aid package (part 2)

French farmers have been manning the barricades this week. Dairy prices have gone through the floor worldwide these past months, and French farmers are dumping Belgian milk and...

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2015-07-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Kenya: First 'homecoming' as US president (part 1)

Call it the return of the prodigal son: Kenya is rolling out the red carpet for Barack Obama, returning to his father's country for the first time since he became president. And...

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2015-07-17 eurozone

The Greek divide: What's next for the European Union? (part 2)

A deal for Greece was struck in Brussels, but it was followed by backbench dissent in the Greek and German parliaments, finger-pointing among creditors, and talk of a government...

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