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Teething problems for French President Macron's party

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Libya's Haftar vows to deal with terrorists 'through weapons'

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USA: Fierce battle over Kentucky's only abortion clinic

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'Socks and selfies deep': Canadians slam Rolling Stone's Trudeau tribute

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Panda-monium! French zoo awaiting rare panda birth

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Qatar 'financing and supporting terrorism', Egypt FM says

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-12-20

The World this Week – 20 December 2013 (part 2)

In Brussels, French President François Hollande was hoping to get support from 27 other heads of state for French military intervention in the Central African Republic. But he didn't walk away with much - apart from half a dozen countries sending modest logistical support, the EU is not providing direct financial aid, and there is still no path towards a common European defence policy.

And in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry signalled that American diplomacy was ready to sit down and talk with the islamists, but they refused. How likely is it that January’s peace conference will bring about true reconciliation?

 

 

By Cyril VANIER

Our guests

Christopher Dickey

Paris Bureau Chief, The Daily Beast

Jean-Marc Illouz

Former France 2 TV Senior Correspondent

Ammar ABD RABBO

Photojournalist

Tania RAKHMANOVA

Journalist, Author of "Au cœur du pouvoir russe, enquête sur l'empire Poutine" (At the heart of Russian power: Investigation into Putin’s empire)

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