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Hollande, the lucky president

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South African demonstrators set 17 schools ablaze in Limpopo

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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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