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In Memory of Jean-Karim Fall, 1958-2017

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Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

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Cannes 2017: Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow becomes an urban warrior

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 1)

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

US President wraps up world tour in Italy (Part 2)

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The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

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DOWN TO EARTH

Trump has already quit the Paris climate deal - just not publicly

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The Ice Memory Project: A treasure trove for future scientists

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ENCORE!

Cannes 2017: Stars dig deep at AIDS gala dinner

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

The latest developments on France’s presidential and legislative elections with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-05-18

Macron's government, a careful blend of political hues?

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron promised a new era in French politics, and has kept his word by appointing a prime minister from another party than his own. With a conservative premier and a cabinet made up of ministers hailing both from the left and the right, Macron is wreaking havoc on the political scene. Meanwhile, the president is taking his first steps as France's new commander-in-chief.

By Marc PERELMAN

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2017-05-24 labour law

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

Emmanuel Macron hits the ground running: the new French president wants to push through potentially explosive labour reform. We also look at Macron's awkward first steps with the...

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2017-05-09 Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron's victory: A historic day in French politics

French voters elect their youngest ever president, granting Emmanuel Macron a decisive win over the far-right's Marine Le Pen. The 39-year-old centrist pulled off a remarkable...

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2017-05-02 Emmanuel Macron

French presidential elections: The final countdown

In today's show: French presidential hopefuls Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen race to the finish line ahead of Sunday’s second round run-off. The two candidates are battling...

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2017-04-25 Marine Le Pen

French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

After a historic first round, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen make it through to round two of the French presidential elections. Suffering an unprecedented defeat, the...

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