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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

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Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

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#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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THE OBSERVERS

Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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FACE-OFF

French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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93 candles for Robert Mugabe

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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 : 2014-01-15

Hollande Faces The Press: French President Refuses to Comment on Alleged Affair

French President François Hollande was at his scheduled New Year's press conference when asked, amid speculation over an affair, if his partner Valérie Trierweiler is still the first lady. Hollande did promise to clear the air before a February 11th state visit to Washington, at a press conference where it almost went unnoticed that the Socialist leader - whose popularity has hit rock bottom - has signalled what some say could mean a major change of policy.

Out are the "tax the rich" campaign promises, in are plans to slash spending and cut payroll taxes in a bid to get bosses to hire. Will the message get lost in the feeding frenzy over Hollande's personal life?
 

Our guests

Minter DIAL

Brand strategy & digital marketing consultant Author of "The Brand" President, "Myndset"

Bastien LE COZ

Co-Founder of "Les Moineaux" and of "Openconso"

Raphael LECLERC

Senior Consultant, CSA Co-Founder, "Délits d'opinions

Valérie RABAULT

Vice-Chair of Finance Committee, French National Assembly

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2017-02-22 France

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 1)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

The first round of France's presidential election is two months away but already, it's fair to say that politics here has been turned on its head. The only near-certainty is...

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2017-02-21 North Korea

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-21 Assassinations

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 2)

The presumed poisoning at Kuala Lumpur airport of the half-brother of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un has triggered a recall of ambassadors and put Pyongyang watchers on high...

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2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter is opening in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announces an offensive to retake the western part of...

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