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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

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The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-09

Moscow's Mixed Messages: What Does Putin Really Want? (part 2)

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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2017-05-29 Debate

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in France today for talks with newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron. Relations between the two nations have been strained for some...

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2017-05-29 Debate

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in France today for talks with newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron. Relations between the two nations have been strained for some...

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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