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Helen Clark: 'I’m the best person for the job of UN Secretary-General'

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Gulf states starting to feel the pinch of cheap oil

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Fast fashion: Wearing the world out

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Something's not quite kosher at bakery in sweet comedy 'Dough'

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Iraq: Who is Moqtada al-Sadr?

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New labour reform bill: A major gamble for Hollande

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'It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now'

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Candidate Hollande hits the campaign trail

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Google signs self-driving car deal with Chrysler

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

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Latest update : 2013-04-19

Obama's worst week: terror, tragedy and a stinging political defeat

From bombs in Boston to a massive blast in Texas, and now a stinging defeat on a hard-fought gun control bill, has this has been the worst week so far for Barack Obama's presidency? Can the US president regain the political upper hand and heal a polarised nation?

  • Laurie DUNDON, Fellow, Truman National Security Project, Former State department officer;
  • Gerald OLIVIER, Journalist and Editor at Atlantico;
  • Marie Cecile NAVES, Researcher and Political Scientist specialized in Neo-Conservatives and the Tea Party;
  • Josh KRAUSHAAR, Executive editor of National Journal Hotline and writer for the weekly "Against the Grain" column.

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Produced by Christopher Davis, Charlotte Prudhomme, Sara Bertilsson.

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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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2016-05-03 Renault

How much is too much? Growing calls to cap executive pay (part 2)

Here in France, shareholders in carmaker Renault have rejected their boss’s €7.2 million pay package, only to be overruled by the board. The state, which owns nearly 20% of...

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2016-05-02 shiite

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: Corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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