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Young women in China go under the knife to improve job prospects

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Film show: Why we love 'Ant-man and the Wasp'

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Brussels to slap $5 billion fine on Google

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Eurogroup chief Centeno: 'We need to put an end to what seems to be a trade war in the making'

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Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

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Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

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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 : 2016-12-05

Trump keeps 'em guessing, Italian referendum, Austrian election, Castro's passing (part 2)

This week, French President François Hollande finally announced that he would not be running for a second term in the upcoming election, Austria and Italy prepared to head to the polls in a decisive election and referendum, Donald Trump announced controversial new cabinet appointments, and Cuba mourned the loss of longtime Communist leader Fidel Castro.

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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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