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Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran

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Latest update : 2014-05-09

Moscow's Mixed Messages: What Does Putin Really Want?

In the end, hopes of a Ukraine de-escalation lasted less than 24 hours. Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected the Russian president's surprise call for a postponement of this coming Sunday's Crimea-style referendum on autonomy. But why this olive branch from Putin to the West? Was it the visiting Swiss president's persuasive manner, the spectre of more Western sanctions, or does it all fit into a broader Kremlin plan?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anna GARMASH

Member of Euro-Maidan Collective

Guillaume LAGANE

Professor of International Relations, Sciences Po

Dmitry LINNIK

London Bureau Chief, The Voice of Russia

Douglas HERBERT

France 24 International Affairs Editor

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part two)

Israel's prime minister is on Capitol Hill. Netanyahu’s speech has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran

Israel's prime minister is on Capitol Hill. Netanyahu’s speech has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes...

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2015-03-02 Assassinations

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 2)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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2015-03-02 Russia

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 1)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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