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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 : 2016-01-08

Provocation or real threat? North Korea claims hydrogen bomb test (part 2)

Did North Korea really just blow up a hydrogen bomb? The claim on state television comes after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that has all the trimmings of past underground nuclear testing - testing that's in clear violation of United Nations resolutions. There's strong condemnation not only from traditional foes in Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, but also neighbouring China, where the tremour was felt. So how volatile is the situation on the Korean peninsula?

Produced by Van Meguerditchian, Charles Wente and Phoebe Lanzer Wood

By François PICARD

Our guests

Antoine BONDAZ

Associate Fellow, Asia Center

Paul FRENCH

Author of "North Korea: State of Paranoia"

Jean-Vincent BRISSET

Researcher, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs

Christopher HILL

Chief US negotiator with North Korea (2005-2009)

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction's been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harrassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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2017-10-10 Spain

Catalonia: Puigdemont says region has won right to independence

"Catalonia has won the right to be an independent state", says its leader. But Carles Puigdemont is proposing that the regional parliament suspend that declaration of...

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