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SOUTH AFRICA'S RAMAPHOSA HAILS 'NEW DAWN' IN STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

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A controversial Chinese New Year

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

On the green slopes: An eco-friendly revolution in French ski resorts?

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YOU ARE HERE

The Élysée palace, France's presidential powerhouse

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DOWN TO EARTH

Is the aviation industry free-riding on climate change efforts?

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FOCUS

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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REPORTERS

Video: Girls in Malawi victims of 'sexual cleansing' ritual

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Video: How the 2014 Winter Olympics transformed Sochi

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-05-19

The World This Week - May 16th, 2014 (part 2)

In The World This Week: Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi wins an outright majority in India's general election, Nigeria is in turmoil one month after the mass kidnapping of 300 schoolgirls by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Turkey reels from the worst mining disaster in its history, and can Ukraine's richest man pull the country together?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anne-Elisabeth MOUTET

Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph

Patrick SMITH

Editor in Chief, The Africa Report

Marc BURLEIGH

Journalist, French news agency AFP

Ingrid THERWATH

South Asia editor, Courrier International

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2018-02-16 South Africa

New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of South Africa after Jacob Zuma finally relinquished power in the face of enduring scandal. The 65-year old Ramaphosa is promising a clean...

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2018-02-09 German politics

Done deal or not? Germany's Schulz sidelined after coalition agreement (part 2)

On Wednesday it seemed like Germany's longest-ever wait for a government was finally over, with conservatives and Social Democrats announcing another grand coalition after four...

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2018-02-09 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Let the Games begin: PyeongChang opens with Olympic truce (part 1)

Our panel looks at Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Two Koreans, one from the North and one from the South, ran hand in hand up the stairs to...

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2018-01-26 Donald Trump

Trump in Davos after Macron; Erdogan's new front

Our panel of international journalists focuses on Donald Trump's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He offered a very different vision of government from the one the...

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2018-01-12 Germany

Trump's closed border policy, France's #MeToo row, Merkel still standing

Our panel of journalists look at Donald Trump denying that he asked Democratic lawmakers "why are we having all these people coming from shithole countries"? We also look at the...

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