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France's new frontman, America's absent center, May's Brexit gambit, Saudi royal reshuffle, after Mosul & Raqqa fall

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Senegal’s Casamance hopes for new era of peace

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FARC disarmament a 'historic day' for Colombia, says president

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Colombia comes to France

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The last taboo: Helping women and girls. Period.

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Who benefits when the ice caps melt?

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

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 (part 2)

He's being remembered as the greatest character actor of his generation. Oscar and Tony award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffmann was laid to rest this Friday in New York. Hoffmann was found dead at the age of 46 last week, the result of an apparent heroin overdose. His death has highlighted a disturbing phenomenon - the number of heroin users in the US has nearly doubled in the past five years.

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

By François PICARD

Our guests

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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2017-06-23 Emmanuel Macron

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2017-06-16 Germany

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2017-06-09 Emmanuel Macron

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