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Online reactions to Kurdish referendum

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THE DEBATE

Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

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TALKING EUROPE

Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

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TALKING EUROPE

Catalonia’s regional foreign affairs chief: ‘This referendum is not illegal’

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Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

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Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

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Euro, stocks slide on Merkel's lacklustre election win

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Hola 'Ellas Hoy' - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

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Donald Trump Vs NFL: America's divider in chief or America's saviour?

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Latest update : 2013-11-26

Céline Dion is back in Paris

As the song goes, her heart will go on – and so will Céline Dion’s popularity here in France, if ticket sales for her latest Paris shows are anything to go by. Quebec’s biggest cultural export is back in Paris for the first time in five years with a new English-language album, "Loved Me Back To Life", and seven shows at the Bercy arena.

Also on the show: gospel singer Liz McComb tells us how she took inspiration from opening for James Brown and Ray Charles, and why she puts on free concerts for the homeless when she could be selling them out. Also, we find out whether the French adaptation of the Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” is true to its French literary roots, or lost in translation. 

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-09-25 culture

Music show: Lucy Rose live, Ibeyi and Miley Cyrus

No town was too small and no fan too big for English singer Lucy Rose who set off on a shotgun tour across Latin America last spring. The indie folk star's guiding principle was...

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2017-09-22 culture

Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence speaks to Eve Jackson about fainting on set in "Mother!", playing a weak woman for the first time and why she wanted to speak out for gender pay...

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2017-09-21 culture

This week’s not-to-miss exhibitions

From the life and career of the Greek opera singer, Maria Callas, at Paris's new concert hall on the river Seine to Monet’s secret art collection and Berlin’s new graffiti...

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2017-09-20 culture

Film show: 'It', 'Loveless', 'Nothing to Hide' and 'The Party'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film releases, including "It", "Loveless", "The Party" and "Nothing to Hide".

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2017-09-19 culture

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

Elizabeth Strout weaves deceptively simple stories of small-town America that explore human relationships and reveal universal truths. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Olive...

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