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France's new frontman, America's absent centre, May's Brexit gamble

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Senegal’s Casamance hopes for new era of peace

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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.

Latest update : 2014-03-12

No nukes... at what cost? Fukushima three years on (part 2)

Why is Japan’s government planning to restart its nuclear power plants even though public opinion is so squarely against? François Picard’s panel argues over the perils... and costs of nuclear energy as weighed against renewables and fracking for shale gas and oil.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Harry BERNAS

Research Director at France's CNRS

Mathias FEKL

Member of Parliament, Socialist Party

Jean-Louis SCHILANSKY

President, Center for non conventional hydrocarbons (CHNC)

Yuka ROYER

France 24 journalist

Jean VAN DE PUTTE

Anti-Nuclear Campaigner, Greenpeace Belgium

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2017-06-22 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's marching orders: New French president's first EU summit

Emmanuel Macron sounded like a man in charge as he chastised East European leaders that flout common rules on refugees and freedom of speech. At his first EU summit as French...

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2017-06-21 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen's Speech: Monarch outlines two-year plan as Brexit looms

Our panel of guests focus on the state opening of parliament in London, where the Queen usually reads out the government's to-do list for the year ahead. Brexit featured front...

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2017-06-20 Middle East

The Scramble for Syria: What happens after Raqqa falls?

There's the battle for Raqqa but what about the battle for Syria? The shooting down of a Syrian jet by the US military, plus an Iran-made drone in the southeast late this...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 1)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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2017-06-19 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Way: Big win, but will new president reform France? (part 2)

How did Emmanuel Macron upend and redraw France's political landscape? It's out with the old guard on both sides of the aisle, with the average age of MPs dropping more than five...

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