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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

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British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

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Security in Europe: Is there more that could or should be done?

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Latest update : 2014-04-22

Syria Bombs and Ballots: Presidential Election Announced as Civil War Rages on (part 2)

Four French hostages are now back in France after 10 months in captivity in Syria. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were welcomed back on the tarmac of a military airport near Paris by French President François Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. On the ground in Syria, meanwhile, the date for the next presidential election has been announced. But exactly who will be able, or allowed, to vote in the middle of a 4-year-old civil war?

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Emma SULEIMAN

Former spokesperson for the Syrian National Council

Ayssar MIDANI

Board member, Coordination for the Defence of the National Syrian Sovereignty

Myriam BENRAAD

Research Associate, CERI Science Po

Jonathan PARIS

Middle East Analyst and Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council of the United States

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2017-05-29 Debate

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in France today for talks with newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron. Relations between the two nations have been strained for some...

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2017-05-29 Debate

Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in France today for talks with newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron. Relations between the two nations have been strained for some...

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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