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The 'Académie française': Guard dog of the French language

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Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

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A rare documentary on life in Iraq, before and after the US invasion

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'So it turns out Einstein was right all along'

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India's growth spurt: What's driving the world's fastest-growing economy?

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Congolese 'expelled' from Brazzaville appeal for help

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'Mister DIY'

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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 : 2013-02-25

The World This Week - February 22nd, 2013 (part 2)

"Italy’s a nation run by old white men". In the run-up to a snap general election, François Picard’s panel explains the surge of anti-establishment comedian Beppe Grillo. Also, China’s cyber-hacking army and the slanging match over "lazy French workers".

  • Craig Copetas, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Stefan De Vries, Paris Correspondent, Dutch broadcaster RTL4;
  • Anne Bagamery, European Day Editor, International Herald Tribune;
  • Alberto Romagnoli, Paris Bureau Chief, Rai TV.

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Produced by Paul Maakad, Valériane Gauthier, Anelise Borges

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