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Latest update : 2014-07-30

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to armament. So far, economic interests have mostly trumped all other considerations - it's hard to ignore that €1.1 billion French contract to supply the Kremlin with two state-of-the-art Mistral warships, after all. So, will new sanctions force Putin to raise the white flag or dig in his heels?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Rebecca HARMS

German MEP, Groups of the Greens

Wilfried BOLEWSKI

Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, American Graduate School in Paris

Edouard TETREAU

Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Robert PARSONS

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced : Does the punishment fit the crime? (Part 1)

A five year sentence, at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that captivated...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-20 Syria

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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