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Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

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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.

Latest update : 2014-03-18

Crimea Votes For Russia: A New Cold War?

For nearly 97% of Crimeans, there's no going back. Russian speakers have been celebrating a "yes" vote in a referendum that paves the way for a reunification with Moscow. Crimeans seem undeterred by Western condemnation and the threat of sanctions; sanctions that target Moscow. It has been said this is a fight that matters more to Vladimir Putin than to Europe and the US. But what are the ultimate consequences of giving ground?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Boris NAJMAN

Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil

Joachim BITTERLICH

Former German ambassador to NATO

Sergey MARKOV

Director, Institute of Political Studies in Moscow

Matthew KAMINSKI

Member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-12-01 Austria

Europe's next worry: Populist surge ahead of votes in Italy, Austria (part 2)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-11-30 Middle East

All over in Aleppo? Brutal offensive triggers mass exodus (part 1)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-30 Aleppo

All over in Aleppo? Trump transition adds to Syria uncertainty (part 2)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-29 Asia-pacific

Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

The blurring of lines between business and politics can grab headlines in Zuma's South Africa or Trump's America, but look to South Korea for a corruption scandal with a...

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