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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-10-11

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule. Rajoy reacting to the Catalan president’s speech where Carles Puigdemont first pledged to respect "the will of the people" in the wake of the banned October 1st referendum, then declared suspended independence and offered dialogue with Madrid. Has it all gone too far for that?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Selina SYKES and François PICARD.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Eduard SALSAS

International Arbitration Attorney

Toni ROLDAN MONES

Member of Parliament, Ciudadanos party

Oriol DE BALANZO

Writer, 'La Competència' comedy show

Carlos MASCARELL VILAR

European political analyst

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2018-06-21 François PICARD

Erdogan goes all in: The high stakes of Turkey's elections

In Turkey, it's all or nothing. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pulling out all the stops ahead of the first presidential poll since a constitutional reform put more power in the...

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2018-06-20 François PICARD

Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

It's a land of immigrants whose leader seems to relish the outrage over his ever more radical border policy. Donald Trump tried to parlay the separation of migrant families and...

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2018-06-19 Europe

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to finally get eurozone reform on track, but the migrant crisis again stole the show. Angela Merkel and her cabinet...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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2018-06-14 François PICARD

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings,...

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