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Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric: 'France is on a better track'

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Riots over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed are 'childish'

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Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

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Latest update : 2013-09-20

Majed Bamya, Palestinian Diplomat responsible for the Palestinian prisoners’ portfolio

Up to 78 Palestinians are to be released from Israeli jails in the coming weeks as a gesture of goodwill by the Netanyahu government as peace talks resume. This figure is small compared to the thousands that have been released in the past, prompting anger against Mahmoud Abbas. In return, the Palestinians have agreed to temporarily halt their campaign for statehood. Majed Bamya, who is in charge of the prisoners’ portfolio, tells Annette Young why the Palestinians' credibility is on the line.

By Annette YOUNG

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2015-01-26 Colombia

Colombia's Santos hoping for end to FARC conflict 'this year'

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is currently on a state visit to France. In an interview with FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman, Santos sounded optimistic about the chances of...

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2015-01-24 Charlie Hebdo

Riots over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed are 'childish'

Naser Khader is a former Danish MP of Syrian origin. He has been a vocal advocate for free speech ever since the first controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed emerged...

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2015-01-24 European Union

Majority of EU citizens 'support transatlantic trade deal'

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she met her US counterpart to discuss progress on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

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2015-01-25 Ukraine

Ukraine's finance minister: Kiev 'needs a substantial amount of money'

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she alerted Ukraine's international donors to her country's dire need of help. "We need...

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2015-01-21 Barack Obama

The presidency after Obama: Is Hillary Clinton on her way to the White House?

Two months after the worst electoral slap in the face of his presidency, it was a confident and a confrontational Barack Obama who delivered his sixth State of the Union address...

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