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Latest update : 2017-10-23

City power: The growing clout of big urban areas

Some 40 mayors from around the world are here in Paris for a City Lab conference - a way to network, share ideas and flex the collective muscle of municipal decision-makers. Many on this continent wonder: are identity politics becoming more local? There's a growing rift within those urban areas. As hip and cool city centres become magnets of attraction for those who embrace the new world order, they're also becoming magnets of resentment for all those who live far away from the bright lights.

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Selina SYKES and Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

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Andy BURNHAM

Mayor of Greater Manchester

Catherine BARBÉ

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Société du Grand Paris

Jeffrey GOLDBERG

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

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2018-07-19 François PICARD

Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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2018-07-18 Americas

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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