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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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FOCUS

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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THE OBSERVERS

The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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Manchester 'united' in its defiance against terrorism

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

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China's credit rating cut over debt worries

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Latest update : 2014-02-06

Putin's Games: Russian President Welcomes the World to Sochi

The curtain rises this Friday on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But not everyone is overjoyed by the most costly Winter Games ever, five times more expensive than Vancouver four years ago. Will the corruption, mismanagement, displacement of residents and environmental impact all be forgotten when the athletes hit the slopes? Or will these Games come back to haunt Russia's president, Vladimir Putin?

Watch our special report: The dark side of the Sochi Olympics

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Christopher Davis and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Elene SERVETTAZ

RFI Journalist

Andreas EVAGORA

Deputy Head of News, Eurosport

Andrey KORTUNOV

Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

Shaun WALKER

Correspondent for The Guardian in Moscow

Joshua YAFFA

FRANCE 24 Correspondent in Moscow

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia, Trump visits Israel

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Wailing Wall but he's also tempered talk of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, welcomed the Palestinian...

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2017-05-22 Middle East

Video: Can Israeli-Palestinian talks succeed under Trump?

FRANCE 24, on Sunday, hosted a debate between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during the World Economic Forum on the...

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2017-05-18 Middle East

Iran presidential election: High stakes poll goes down to wire (part 1)

On Friday, Iranians will vote in the first presidential election since the 2015 nuclear agreement, when the country agreed to roll back its nuclear programme in exchange for an...

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