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Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

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Korea's divided families: Hopes for a reunion after decades apart

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Iranian singer Sepideh Jandaghi: The trapped voice

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Royal gatecrasher! Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week

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Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency

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The secrets of Jean-Marie Le Pen: Far-right party founder publishes tell-all

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Tens of thousands bid farewell to Morgan Tsvangirai

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Afrin, 'a war without images'

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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 : 2014-08-04

The World This Week - August 1st, 2014

In The World This Week: the West ups sanctions on Russia in the wake of the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, yet another failed ceasefire as the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, Argentina defaults for the second time in thirteen years, and it's summer here in France - which means that Parisians are deserting the capital in droves.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Christopher DICKEY

Foreign Editor, The Daily Beast

Stefan DE VRIES

Paris correspondent, RTL4

Virginie HERZ

International Affairs Specialist, France 24

George KAZOLIAS

Senior Producer, AITV

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2018-02-09 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

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2018-01-26 Donald Trump

Trump in Davos after Macron; Erdogan's new front

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2018-01-12 Germany

Trump's closed border policy, France's #MeToo row, Merkel still standing

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