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Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter Country as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

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Davos 2017: Global leaders try to understand populist surge

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New initiative provides free services to homeless in Paris

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Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be 'a terrible mistake'

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Hisham Matar's memoir 'The Return' seeks answers in post-Gaddafi Libya

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Acquired tastes: The 'disgusting' French delicacies many foreigners won't eat

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Brazil: Docu-drama spotlights harsh reality of prison life

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A debate on the latest developments in French politics with two Paris-based journalists. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-09-27

Roma community: a political football?

The Roma people are once becoming again a political football. With the Socialist Interior Minister bluntly stating their lifestyle is not compatible with France, the issue is likely to be a major one in the forthcoming municipal elections. Also on the show, there's bad news for Nicolas Sarkozy. As he considers a new presidential run, a court has confirmed that he remains under formal investigation for allegedly taking financial advantage of France's richest woman.

On the set:

  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI.

By Marc Perelman

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