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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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2017-11-22 Lebanon

Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

Two weeks after he stunned everyone by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting, Saad Hariri finally returned to Beirut to tender his resignation to the country's...

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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