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Questions of gender take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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UK looks to calm Brexit fears at Farnborough Airshow

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Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

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Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

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Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

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PERSPECTIVE

Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-06-20

World Refugee Day: The story of a French mother who took in an Afghan refugee

In today's Perspective we speak to Benoit Cohen and Mohammad Ewaz. Cohen is a French filmmaker and author of "Mohammad, My Mother and Me". It's the real-life story of his widowed mother, from one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in Paris, who chose to take in Mohammad, an Afghan refugee. It was a challenge for all involved to find the hope, strength and courage to discover something new, both in themselves and in the world; to use compassion to embrace something different. They tell us more.

By William HILDERBRANDT

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2018-07-13 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Playing the game: The soft power politics of sport

In just a couple of days, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will come to a close. Host nation Russia will bask in the afterglow of having successfully hosted one of the biggest sporting...

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2018-07-12 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

British author Adam Biles honours senior citizens with 'fire in their bellies'

"Dazzling". "Scintillating". "Beautifully offbeat". That's just some of the praise Paris-based author Adam Biles soaked up for his début novel "Feeding Time", which was published...

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2018-07-11 Stuart NORVAL

Climbing Mount Everest: 'You get addicted to it'

"You get addicted to it". That's why Alyssa Azar, the youngest Australian woman to climb Mount Everest, does it. The summit is nearly 30,000 feet above sea level, on the border...

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2018-07-10 Stuart NORVAL

Niger’s Alphadi on creating opportunities for Africa's young fashion designers

Our Perspective guest today is fashion designer Alphadi often known as the Magician of the Desert. Born in Timbuktu, Alphadi now spends his time between Niger and France making...

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2018-07-09 Stuart NORVAL

'How could they be terrorists, when their only weapon was a book?'

Today in Perspective, we speak to journalist Delphine Minoui, Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro newspaper. Rebel-held Daraya, a suburb of Damascus, was under siege by the...

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