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The pine cone line: A train ride through rural Provence

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TALKING EUROPE

David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

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TALKING EUROPE

Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

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IN THE PAPERS

A piece of history: Five former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

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IN THE PAPERS

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

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EYE ON AFRICA

Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before Kenya's election rerun

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THE INTERVIEW

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

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MEDIAWATCH

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 DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-04-02

Kremlin crackdown: Putin tightens the screws (part 2)

Last year’s unprecedented protests against Vladimir Putin may be a fading memory, but the swoop against non-governmental organisations seems to indicate a tightening of the screws. François Picard’s panel argues over the motives and timing.

  • Sasha KOULAEVA, Head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH);
  • George Frederick JEWSBURY, Historian (Russia and Eastern Europe), Associate Researcher at CERCEC;
  • Douglas HERBERT, International Affairs Editor, France 24;
  • Natalia NAROCHNITSKAYA, President, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation and Former member, State Duma of the Russian Federation (2003-2007).

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christoper Davis, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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