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Libyan PM: 'We need the UN's support to hold elections'

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ENCORE!

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

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FOCUS

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

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EYE ON AFRICA

Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections

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IN THE PAPERS

Western men 'less fertile' due to modern living, scientists warn

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IN THE PAPERS

A 'crazy gamble': Luc Besson's €197m blockbuster 'Valerian' hits French cinemas

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BUSINESS DAILY

New KitKat factory to cater for exotic flavours

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MEDIAWATCH

John McCain's healthcare vote backlash

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THE DEBATE

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

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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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