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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.

Latest update : 2014-02-10

The World This Week - February 7th, 2014

Let the games begin. Sochi may have been better known as a summer resort, but no matter! Vladimir Putin literally moved mountains to bring the Winter Olympics to the Black Sea. His moment of glory is now upon us – but with a constant stream of protests against his so-called "gay propaganda" laws, and numerous accounts of exploited Olympic workers, will his critics be silenced now the Games are under way?

Produced and prepared by Yann Pusztai, Haxie Meyers-Belkin, and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

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Celestine BOHLEN

Contributor to the International New York Times

Paul TAYLOR

European Affairs Editor, Reuters

Hamdam MOSTAFAVI

Editor-in-chief, Courrierinternational.com

Emre DEMIR

Paris correspondent, Zaman

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