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Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

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'The fall of the comedy king': Canada hit by sexual harassment scandal

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Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

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Civil rights leader Al Sharpton says Trump 'channels' racism

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Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Must it come down? Market analysts bracing for correction

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Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

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France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-02-23

Shazia Mirza: Islamic State group are the 'One Direction' of Islam

She received prizes and hate mail for her dark humour in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when she introduced herself with the line "My name's Shazia Mirza - at least, that's what it says on my pilot's licence". Several months after Paris was hit by terrorists, she's provoking laughter and more with her new show about life, love and jihadi brides at the city's La Java club.

"The Kardashians Made Me Do It" is inspired by three London schoolgirls who ran off to join the Islamic State organisation. Shazia Mirza speaks to Eve Jackson about taboo-breaking humour and performing in Paris.

By Eve JACKSON

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2017-10-19 culture

Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

From the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco to Paul Gauguin’s life and art uncovered in Paris, Eve Jackson has this week’s culture news.

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2017-10-18 culture

Film show: 'Detroit', 'Kingsman 2', 'Beauty and the Dogs'

From Kathryn Bigelow's look at police brutality in 1960s "Detroit" to a woman's quest for justice in "Beauty and the Dogs", film critic Emma Jones talks to Eve Jackson about the...

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2017-10-17 culture

Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan has been waving the baton at the Paris Opera for close to a decade, as the prestigious company's musical director. The maestro is currently...

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2017-10-16 culture

Music show: Client Liaison, Boyz II Men & Jessie Ware

Australian duo Client Liaison are setting dance floors alight with their retro-flavoured pop and fun, feel-good grooves. The band’s vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist Harvey...

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2017-10-13 culture

French literature is guest of honour at Frankfurt book fair

We check out Frankfurt's book fair, the publishing industry’s biggest annual get-together. The event’s a must for authors, editors, translators and book lovers from around the...

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