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The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

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Halal tourism on the rise

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Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

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THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

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Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

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BUSINESS DAILY

The Tour de France, a PR machine

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Coverage of the third plane crash in one week - from France, Algeria and Burkina Faso

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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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2014-07-24 Israeli politics

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

No truce without a broader deal - that was the position late Wednesday of Hamas' exiled leader. But after 17 days of raids on Gaza, Palestinians are paying a heavy price, with...

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2014-07-23 Nigeria

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

And on the 100th day, Nigeria's president met with the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. So what's happened in the 99 days in between? There have been...

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2014-07-23 Africa

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

And on the 100th day, Nigeria's president met with the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. So what's happened in the 99 days in between? There have been...

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2014-07-22 Ukraine

MH17: Punishing Putin? (part two)

What is the right response to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine? After the air disaster, five days of acrimony and confusion ensued at the...

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2014-07-22 Russia

MH17: Punishing Putin?

What is the right response to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine? After the air disaster, five days of acrimony and confusion ensued at the...

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