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Head of French armed forces quits; Six months of President Trump

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Chris Froome 'almost' among the greats with fourth Tour de France win

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International Francophone Games kick off in Abidjan

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Iran open to dialogue with Saudis, says top diplomat

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Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

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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 : 2014-01-20

The World This Week - January 17th, 2014 (part 2)

The only suspense in Egypt's constitutional referendum will be the turnout. The final tally for the two-day poll is expected on Saturday. The head of the army himself, General Sisi, went on an inspection tour of polling stations Tuesday. He’s widely expected to win the presidency. But there were pockets of deadly violence with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood actively boycotting a poll that reverses changes made on its watch. Could this constitution really mark the end of Egypt’s revolution?

Produced and prepared by Emma James and Haxie Meyers-Belkin
 

By François PICARD

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Régis LE SOMMIER

Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Claude GUIBAL

Senior Correspondent, France Culture

Craig COPETAS

Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group

Christopher DICKEY

Foreign Editor, The Daily Beast

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