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Gay marriage in France: a love and hate affair (part 2)

Last night, in the heart of Paris, police clashed with rioters furious about the news that it will soon be legal for gay couples to marry and to adopt children. In recent months, hundreds of thousands have taken part in protests and there has been an alarming rise in homophobic attacks. Bu President François Hollande remains undeterred. Laura Baines and her guests discuss the future of gay marriage in France.

  • Bruno VERCKEN, Christian Democratic Party;
  • Philippe MOREAU CHEVROLET, Columnist, Nouvel Observateur; Founder of MCBG Conseil;
  • Xavier HERAUD, Deputy Editor-in-chief, YAGG;
  • Anne Elisabeth MOUTET, Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph.

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 1)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

To those who still secretly wish Britain won't leave the EU, surely this is the "get over it" moment. To those who are cheering, be careful what you wish for. The British prime...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-28 Africa

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

Up to 20 million people face starvation in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast Nigeria. Each case has this in common: conflict, the breakdown of public services and in the...

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2017-03-27 Europe

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption protests (part 1)

Sunday saw Russia's biggest anti-government demonstrations in five years. Yet they may seem like a drop in the ocean. In cities from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to Saint...

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