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Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

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Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

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30 years of Erasmus: Financing fun or funding employment?

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US policy towards Putin's Russia: A new era?

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Burmese policemen abuse Rohingya in a video, and a Malian is deported from France in handcuffs

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Donald Trump's busy weekend

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France's electricity grid under pressure amid cold snap

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2013-04-10

Bruce Whitehouse, Mali specialist

As France begins to withdraw the first of its troops from Mali, the path towards reconciliation is still a long way off. Bruce Whitehouse, an American anthropologist at Lehigh University who specialises in Mali, tells Annette Young that national elections slated for July need to be cancelled before national dialogue can truly begin.

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2017-01-13 Russia

US policy towards Putin's Russia: A new era?

Our guest has been making waves recently with her outspoken criticism of US strategy towards Russia. Whether it likes it or not, she says, the West is already at war with Russia...

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2017-01-11 Barack Obama

'Yes we did': Obama defends his legacy

Barack Obama has delivered his farewell speech in Chicago, where it all began for him. A message of hope but also a warning about the frailty of democracy. He was hoping that...

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2017-01-07 pollution

'Cities are leading the fight against pollution'

Olivier Blond is president of the French environmental group "Respire" ('Breathe'), which calls for action on air pollution. In the past few weeks, dozens of cities around the...

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2016-12-19 Middle East

Top Islam scholar explains diversity of world's fastest-growing religion

On current trends, Muslims will outnumber Christians by the end of the century, yet surveys in Western countries suggest that many people know little about the Islamic faith....

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2016-12-10 migrants

France's state of emergency 'sends wrong message to the world'

Dimitris Christopoulos is the president of the International Federation for Human Rights. It's a tough job to have at a time when the West's commitment to long-cherished human...

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