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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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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

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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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