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#MeToo's tipping point? Actor Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault but is it just 'revenge porn'?

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Calais, a no-man's land for migrants

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THE DEBATE

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

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Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

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Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

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Irony? Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg's film about censorship

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THE DEBATE

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

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Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in Central African Republic

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Spain set to overtake US in tourism rankings

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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 : 2017-10-27

Day of reckoning: Barcelona opts for independence, Madrid for direct rule

It's been a day of reckoning, with the Catalan anthem sung outside the regional parliament after separatist lawmakers voted for independence. And even though 38 minutes later, over in Madrid, the Senate ratified direct rule over Barcelona, the cheers continued. Our panel takes stock as Spain's worst political crisis in four decades comes to a head.

Produced by Michele BARBERO, Selina SYKES and Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Christopher DICKEY

Foreign editor at the Daily Beast

Dov ALFON

Former editor-in-chief, Haaretz

Saraï SUAREZ

Venezuelan Journalist; Latin America Specialist

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2018-01-12 Germany

Trump's closed border policy, France's #MeToo row, Merkel still standing

Our panel of journalists look at Donald Trump denying that he asked Democratic lawmakers "why are we having all these people coming from shithole countries"? We also look at the...

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2018-01-05 Donald Trump

Trump firing on all cylinders; Macron's fake news battle (part 2)

Our panel of journalists look at anti-government demonstrations flaring up across Iran, the biggest since the 2009 post-electoral protests in Tehran. We look also at the first...

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2018-01-05 Iran

Iran protests: World powers at odds over surprise demonstrations (part 1)

Our panel of journalists look at anti-government demonstrations flaring up across Iran, the biggest since the 2009 post-electoral protests in Tehran. We look also at the first...

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2017-12-21 Russia

The world in 2018: What to expect in the year ahead

In this special edition of The World This Week, François Picard and his panel of guests takes a look at what 2018 is likely to have in store for us: From Vladimir Putin's Russia...

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2017-12-22 Donald Trump

The world this year: Trump's presidency, France's fresh face and the Weinstein scandal

This time a year ago, following the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as the new US president, we braced ourselves for a new world order. Trump alluded to this new...

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