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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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Latest update : 2014-04-29

Ukraine, The Escalation: Violence Spreads in the East (part 2)

This Monday the once pro-Russian, now pro-Kiev, mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv is in serious condition after being shot in the back by an unidentified would-be assassin. On Sunday, the self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk displayed blindfolded men who he claims are Ukrainian special forces and staged a press conference with OSCE observers, who have been his captives since Friday. How will the West react in what's fast becoming a proxy standoff in a new Cold War?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Editor

Philippe DE SUREMAIN

Former French Ambassador to Ukraine

Ellen WASYLINA

President of the Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

Boris NAJMAN

Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil

Dmitry SUSLOV

Political analyst currently working for the 'Voice of Russia' radio station

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2015-07-29 Iran

The Allure of Trade: French Foreign Minister seeking closer ties with Tehran part 2

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-29 Iran

The Allure of Trade: French Foreign Minister seeking closer ties with Tehran part 1

Once the lone voice of dissent on the Iran nuclear deal, French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius was in Tehran this Wednesday, seeking to smooth over any strains created by...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 2)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 1)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq (part 2)

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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