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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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Latest update : 2018-05-21

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Italy is raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters, with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is expected to approve law professor Giuseppe Conte as premier. The new government, led by the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement and the far-right League, is promising a flat tax, welfare payments to poor families, a pivot towards Russia and the deportation of migrants. Will this government be the kiss of death for a strong EU?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Selina SYKES and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Josephine McKENNA

France 24 correspondent in Rome

Francesco SARACENO

Assistant Director, French Economic Observatory

Yves BERTONCINI

Director, Jacques Delors Institute

Roberto D'ALIMONTE

Professor of Political Science, LUISS University in Rome

Roberto ARDITTI

Editor-in-chief, Formiche.net

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2018-08-09 Eve IRVINE

Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

Violence erupted again this week, with dozens of rockets fired into Israel and scores of Israeli military strikes on Gaza. A long-range rocket landed in Beersheba, the first time...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Argentina abortion bill: Country braces for historic vote to legalise abortion

Senators in Argentina are debating whether or not to legalise abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, it’s only allowed if the fetus is deformed, the woman...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Colombia's Ivan Duque : What are the new president's plans for the peace deal?

Ivan Duque has just been being sworn in as President of Colombia. The 42-year-old is known for his close ties to former head of state Alvaro Uribe and campaigned on a promise to...

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2018-08-07 Eve IRVINE

US sanctions on Iran: useful tool or dangerous decision?

As the US reimposes sanctions on Iran, our guests, Behnam Taleblu, Research Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Abbas Kadhim, Senior Policy Fellow at John Hopkins...

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2018-08-03 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Racist attacks in Italy: Is xenophobia on the rise?

In Italy, several racially motivated attacks have occurred in recent weeks. As well as the anonymous incidents that take place daily, public figures have been victims too:...

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