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Are the French rude or is it a big misunderstanding?

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Opposition activist Evan Mawarire: Zimbabweans hope they can 'reset our future'

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Donald Trump's cheat sheet

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'Powerless in Syria' or 'Complicit in the bombings'?

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Tightening grip: French government unveils controversial migrant law

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Ford executive ousted over misconduct

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More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing after Boko Haram attack

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Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

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Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

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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 : 2016-03-29

Music show: Pet Shop Boys, Moderat & The Last Shadow Puppets

Music critic Mark Thompson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the week's music news, including new albums from veteran electro-pop duo the Pet Shop Boys, Brit rock supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets and Tuareg guitar master Bombino. Plus, we sit down with Berlin beatmakers Moderat on the eve of their world tour. They tell us why their latest record was made from blood, sweat and tears.

By Mark THOMPSON , Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-02-21 culture

Film show: Berlinale, 'The Shape of Water' and 'I, Tonya'

The #MeToo movement is alive and well at the Berlin Film Festival, after the Golden Globes and the Baftas. In today’s Encore! show, film critic Emma Jones gives us the highlights...

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2018-02-20 Paris

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

Residents of the French capital might not be known for their wide smiles but one stand-up comedian is teaching them to laugh at themselves. Julie Collas’s one-woman show "Oh My...

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2018-02-19 music

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Duck Duck Grey Duck are from Switzerland – a country not often associated with psychedelic surf-rock grooves. Yet their catchy, upbeat pop-rock jams are making waves beyond Lake...

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2018-02-16 culture

Portrait of a (First) Lady: The Obamas unveil new paintings

Barack and Michelle Obama were at America's National Portrait Gallery to present two new additions to the collection, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. The presidential...

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2018-02-15 culture

Robert Olen Butler: Still haunted by the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago he returned from the Vietnam War. Twenty-five years ago he won the Pulitzer Prize for his stories of Vietnamese immigrants in America. Through his 16 novels...

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