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Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

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Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

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THE OBSERVERS

Iran water shortages, street art in Yemen, and more

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TALKING EUROPE

Maltese foreign minister: ‘We need to implement legal paths of migration into Europe’

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BUSINESS DAILY

FIFA takes home revenue of over €5 billion from World Cup

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Les Bleus 2018: The new 'tsars' of world football

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TALKING EUROPE

Eurogroup chief Centeno: ‘We need to an end what seems to be a trade war’

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Trump rocks the boat in UK

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

World Cup Grand finale, Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May, Erdogan's family business

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-10-29

How low can he go? Polls dash French president's re-election hopes (part 2)

This week, nearly 6,000 refugees and migrants boarded buses out of the makeshift camp known as The Jungle. One poll says François Hollande's favourable ratings are down to 4 percent, dashing his hopes of re-election. Wallonia had the whole continent holding its breath over the signing of a free trade deal with Canada. The Mosul offensive continues as Kurdish and coalition forces come together to take back the city from IS group militants. And Clinton's lead grows ahead of the US election.

Click here for PART ONE.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Yena LEE and Elom Marcel TOBLE.

By François PICARD

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2018-07-13 François PICARD

World Cup Grand finale, Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May, Erdogan's family business

The World This Week takes you from Brussels to London, where the US president's been ruffling feathers, and from Moscow to Helsinki, where his Russian counterpart will go from...

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2018-07-06 François PICARD

Novichok II, anti-Merkel front, remembering Claude Lanzmann

What if Russia plays England in the semi-finals of the World Cup? Tensions between London and Moscow have been rekindled by new cases of Novichok poisoning in Britain. Also, he...

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2018-06-29 François PICARD

Divided Europe: EU leaders claim compromise on migrant policy

Angela Merkel warned ahead of the EU summit that Europe's destiny was at stake with a battle over borders becoming a battle of values. To reach a deal, European leaders pulled...

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2018-06-22 François PICARD

Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

In the United States, the Trump administration has gone back on its decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the border. But confusion still reigns over the...

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2018-06-15 François PICARD

World Cup kicks off; Trump hits back at critics; Migrant crisis divides EU

Our panel of journalists looks at Russia's biggest sporting event since the 1980 Summer Olympics, with the hosts surprising themselves in the World Cup opener with a resounding...

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