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Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup, Macron's first scandal, Nicaragua's crackdown

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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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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 : 2017-01-27

China through the lens: Capturing the changing face of a little known mega-city

A concrete jungle engulfing everything in its path, Chongqing in southwest China is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world with a population of some 30 million people. Award-winning photographer Tim Franco spent five years capturing its transformation from farmland to sprawling mega-city.

He talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about documenting Chongqing’s urbanisation with a series of images published in his first book, "Metamorpolis". They can also be seen at the Gare de l’Est in Paris as part of the Circulations photography festival, which every year shines the spotlight on young, emerging talent.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-07-20 Eve JACKSON

I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

Two of the most exciting French jazzmen of the moment - leading soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien and pianist Gauthier Toux - speak to Eve Jackson about the country's...

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2018-07-19 Eve JACKSON

On the red carpet with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

Eve Jackson joins the stars of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" at the film's red carpet premiere in Paris alongside a special guest: a real-life ant.

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

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

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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