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Couscous, protected by UNESCO? North Africa certainly hopes so!

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#ChooseFrance campaign aims to show 'France is back'

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Davos 2018: Balancing tech risks and opportunities

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Erdogan's new front: Turkey takes on Syria's kurds (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's new front: Turkey takes on Syria's Kurds (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2018: Modi defends globalisation but warns it's losing its lustre

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Namibia's genocide: Descendants sue Germany for reparations

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Ex-president Lula is 'clearly innocent', Rousseff says

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Author Mohsin Hamid: The magic of the migrant crisis

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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2013-04-18

Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco

From lack of funding due to the financial crisis to her trip to Mali with President Hollande, UNESCO head Irina Bokova discusses the problems the organisation is tackling today. She also talks about the deplorable social situation in her country Bulgaria, where people have resorted to self-immolation out of desperation.

A programme produced in partnership with The Robert Schuman Foundation

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2018-01-20 Russia

Estonia at 100: President Kaljulaid on risks, opportunities and Europhilia

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2018-01-20 'fake news'

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Has your life been disrupted by online scammers and fraudsters? Is your trust in conventional news broken amid an increasingly unnavigable landscape of "fake news"? The digital...

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2018-01-13 European Union

Former WTO head Lamy: 'Brexit is like trying to get an egg out of an omelette'

He says Brexit is like "trying to get an egg out of an omelette" and a "stupid mistake". Our guest Pascal Lamy knows the issues involved better than most – he served as...

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2018-01-13 European Union

2018 begins: A happy new year for Europe?

For our first Talking Europe debate of 2018, we’re peering into our EU-regulation crystal ball, to give you some predictions for the year ahead on the continent. Joining us are...

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2017-12-22 space

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet: To the ISS and beyond

This time a year ago, Thomas Pesquet was orbiting planet Earth on board the International Space Station. As we round off 2017, France’s 10th astronaut joins FRANCE 24 for a look...

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