Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

Read more

REVISITED

Video: 40 years on, Franco's ghost still haunts Spain

Read more

#TECH 24

'Life as a cyborg' with Angel Giuffria

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Can love finally beat the caste system in Senegal?

Read more

ENCORE!

Saimir Pirgu, a leading tenor mentored by Pavarotti and Domingo

Read more

#THE 51%

Feminist icons and young female Democrats clash over Hillary Clinton

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Perche region: The art of peasantry

Read more

FOCUS

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The 'Académie française': Guard dog of the French language

Read more

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2013-05-17

The World This Week - 17 May

It’s about more than the box office. It’s about art and national identity. As the Cannes Film Festival opens, François Picard’s panel defends Europe’s cultural exception from any stateside assault that could come from free trade negotiations between Washington and Brussels. Also, Nigeria’s offensive against Boko Haram and Barack Obama’s issues with snooping and spying.

  • Craig Copetas. Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Toni Cruanyes. Paris correspondent,TV3;
  • Paul Taylor. European Affairs Editor, Reuters.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Paul Maakad.

Watch the second part here.

By Anelise Borges

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-02-05 Julian Assange

UN to Julian Assange's rescue? (Part 1)

In The World This Week, Julian Assange declares victory after a UN panel calls for the Wikileaks founder to be allowed to walk free, David Cameron tours Europe to explain why he...

Read more

2016-02-05 Syria

Syria: Assad on the offensive while peace talks stall (Part 2)

In The World This Week, up to 20,000 new refugees flee to the Turkish border as a result of the Syrian government's offensive on Aleppo, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face...

Read more

2016-01-29 Christiane Taubira

Rouhani in Europe: Sanctions relief signals Iran pivot (part 2)

In The World This Week: Republican and Democrat candidates battled it out one last time before the crucial Iowa caucuses next Monday, Denmark and Sweden’s enthusiasm for...

Read more

2016-01-29 Republicans (USA)

Trumped by outsiders: Uncertain Iowa caucuses kick off US primaries (part 1)

In The World This Week: Republican and Democrat candidates battled it out one last time before the crucial Iowa caucuses next Monday, Denmark and Sweden’s enthusiasm for...

Read more

2016-01-22 François Hollande

Is Trump for real? Palin endorses Republican frontrunner (part 2)

A London magistrates inquiry found that the Russian government was “probably” involved in the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, the slump in oil prices leaves...

Read more