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UN rights chief says Burma should allow in investigators

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Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

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Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

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Is the French Senate a retirement club for old politicians?

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Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Saudi Arabia's diplomatic shift: Is Riyadh really changing tack on Syria and Iraq? (part 2)

Beyond leading a Gulf States recall of ambassadors to Qatar, why has Riyadh branded as terrorist organisations both the Doha-backed Muslim Brotherhood and the Iraq and Syria-based Sunni extremist groups Al Nusra Front and ISIS? François Picard’s panel argues over the timing, what with a possible détente between the West and Shiite Iran and the US president's visit to Riyadh later this month.

Our guests

Ardavan AMIR ASLANI

International Lawyer

Olivier DA LAGE

RFI Journalist

Haytham MANNA

President, Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights

Faisal Al YAFAI

Journalist for Abu Dhabi-based Newspaper 'The National'

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members, confiscating 10 million ballot...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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