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The World this Week - September 12th, 2014

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Online reactions to the death of David Haines

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Abbottabad: Life after bin Laden

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IN THE PAPERS

Le Figaro: is it really possible to 'destroy' the Islamic State organisation?

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BUSINESS DAILY

Hundreds of flights cancelled as Air France pilots strike

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Scotland: On the path to independence?

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Investigative reporting in the digital age

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Web users react to Obama's ISIL speech

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For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

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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 : 2013-09-12

Syria: can diplomacy work?

Russia may already be putting disclaimers on a future Syria chemical weapons resolution, but the prospect of a potential breakthrough at the UN Security Council at least gets the political ball rolling. But as François Picard and his panel discuss, is it too late?

  • William JORDAN, Former State Department Official stationed in Damascus;
  • Anna NEISTAT, Associate director for Program and the Emergencies division, Human Rights Watch;
  • Ahmed NAJI, Syrian opposition activist. Arrested twice in 2011 and 2012;
  • Martin CHULOV, The Guardian Middle East Correspondent;
  • Lucy FIELDER, France 24 Correspondent (from Damascus).
     

Programme prepared and produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Dheepthi Namasivayam and Christopher Davis.

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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2014-09-11 jihad

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again? (part 2)

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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2014-09-10 technology

Do gizmos rule our world? (part 2)

Welcome to 2014, and an age when people camp out to be the first to buy... a telephone. The medium's more than just a message. These people feel a special bond with the devices...

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2014-09-10 technology

Do gizmos rule our world?

Welcome to 2014, and an age when people camp out to be the first to buy... a telephone. The medium's more than just a message. These people feel a special bond with the devices...

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2014-09-09 Iraqi politics

Can Iraq Unite? Baghdad's New Government and the Fight Against IS Militants (part 2)

Will the naming of Iraq's new government mark a turning point in the fight against the Islamic state group? Parliament has approved the government of new Prime Minister Haider...

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