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The World This Week - 01 August 2014 (part 2)

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The World This Week - 01 August 2014

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Exclusive: Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

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World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ségolène Royal goes for green

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Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds' (part 2)

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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 : 2014-05-01

Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability

The last time Iraqis went to the polls was in 2010, during the run-up to the departure of US-led forces. This time, they're long gone and sectarian violence is at its worst since 2008. Traffic was banned on election day to prevent car bombings. Voting was almost non-existent in mostly Sunni Anbar province where jihadists have capitalised on simmering anger with Baghdad's authorities. So what's left of Iraq and its democracy? After Saddam Hussein, have the US and UK washed their hands of Iraq?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Régis LE SOMMIER

Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Hadeel AL SAYEGH

Senior reporter for The National, United Arab Emirates

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

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2014-07-31 Argentina

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds' (part 2)

Is Argentina being held hostage by greedy speculators or populist politicians? Latin America's third-largest economy is once again on the brink after the government failed to...

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2014-07-31 Argentina

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds'

Is Argentina being held hostage by greedy speculators or populist politicians? Latin America's third-largest economy is once again on the brink after the government failed to...

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2014-07-30 refugees

Iraq's Christians: Nowhere to Run? (part 2)

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being...

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2014-07-30 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq's Christians: Nowhere to Run?

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being...

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2014-07-29 Ukraine

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

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...

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