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At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

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MEDIAWATCH

Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

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THE DEBATE

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

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FOCUS

Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

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ENCORE!

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

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THE OBSERVERS

Violence against trangender women in Indonesia, and more

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IN THE PRESS

'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

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THE INTERVIEW

'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

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PERSPECTIVE

Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

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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 : 2018-01-02

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 hosting the World Cup (and the Russian presidential election that precedes it) to Zimbabwe, post Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule.

Programme produced by Daniel BARNEY and Tatiana REITER.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Vivienne WALT

Correspondent, TIME Magazine

Craig COPETAS

Editor-at-Large, TRT World

Paul MOREIRA

Founder, "Premières Lignes" Production

Thomais PAPAIOANNOU

Correspondent, Greek Public Television

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2018-06-15 François PICARD

World Cup kicks off; Trump hits back at critics; Migrant crisis divides EU

Our panel of journalists looks at Russia's biggest sporting event since the 1980 Summer Olympics, with the hosts surprising themselves in the World Cup opener with a resounding...

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2018-06-08 François PICARD

G7 summit; Spain's new government; Violence in Nicaragua

Our panellists discuss the rising tensions at the G7 summit. As heads of state arrive in Canada, US isolationism is at the forefront of discussion. Is the US stronghold on global...

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2018-06-01 Tom BURGES WATSON

North Korea diplomacy; Trade war looms; Italy's new government

Our panel of journalists looks at a North Korean delegation headed by high-ranking official Kim Yong-chol delivering a letter to Donald Trump from Kim Jong-un; some of America's...

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2018-05-25 François PICARD

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

Our panel of journalists looks at Harvey Weinstein pleading not guilty to rape and sex crimes against two women; Irish voters deciding whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment of...

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2018-05-18 François PICARD

Summit or no summit: North Korea angry over military drill

Peace on the Korean peninsula is threatened as North Korea threatens to pull out of the planned summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un. This after Pyongyang expresses...

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