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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.

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2014-01-27

The World This Week - January 24th, 2014

This was the week the Geneva 2 conference on Syria finally got underway in Switzerland, bringing members of the Assad regime and the opposition Syrian National Coalition together in the same conference centre, if not around the same table. The talks got off to a very shaky start indeed, with diplomats wondering if they would collapse before they had even begun. So what can Geneva 2 hope to achieve?

Produced and prepared by David Boratov and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

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Craig Copetas

Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group

Philippe Moreau Chevrolet

Columnist, Le Nouvel Observateur

Brian EADS

Presenter, English service, RFI

Michael KIRTLEY

Producer, World Memory Project

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2015-02-27 banking

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 2)

For our look back at the week's events we head to Athens, the scene of clashes between police and far-left protesters angry at the government for backing down in the face of...

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2015-02-27 Greece

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 1)

For our look back at the week's events we head to Athens, the scene of clashes between police and far-left protesters angry at the government for backing down in the face of...

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2015-02-20 Angela Merkel

Ukraine crisis continues despite ceasefire and English football racism in Paris

For our look back at the week's events we head to Athens for the latest on the eurozone talks, then on to the withdrawal of the Ukrainian troops in Debaltseve and the fate of the...

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2015-02-20 France

Greek debt talks and French economic reform

For our look back at the week's events we head to Athens for the latest on the eurozone talks, then on to the withdrawal of the Ukrainian troops in Debaltseve and the fate of the...

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2015-02-13 Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Strauss-Khan Takes The Stand: Ex-IMF Chief Testifies in Prostitution Case

In the world this week: a glimmer of hope for peace in Ukraine after marathon talks in Minsk, Nigerian islamist militants Boko Haram launch their first deadly attack on...

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