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Stalemate in Spain and Protests in Paris (part 2)

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Cinema, a French love affair

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France's River Charente, a rich ecosystem

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Libya: Who's running the country?

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

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THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus (part 2)

Three years and 150,000 deaths later, there seems to be no stopping a Syrian president whose forces can shrug off fresh allegations of pipe bombs and nerve gas. After all, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with Ukraine, and is in no mood to open a new front against Syria's backers Iran and Russia. But has the pendulum swung for good in favour of Assad? And with talk of red lines a distant memory, can he simply ignore the West?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Jean-Marie FARDEAU

Director, HRW France

Elie HATEM

Professor at the Free Faculty of Law in Paris

Joshua LANDIS

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma

Nabih BULOS

Special Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Middle East

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-29 Venezuela

Venezuela's boiling point: Push to recall President Maduro (part 2)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 2)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 2)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly...

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