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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara weary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Smog-battling Paris aims to show way at climate summit

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Bodrum, an illegal gateway into Europe

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Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

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'Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit'

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2014-07-17

Students Hip Hop their way into learning the English language

In the suburbs of Paris, professional musicians are testing an initiative called "1, 2, 3 Rap" – aiming to turn the often tedious process of learning a foreign language into a fun, "street" experience. Our reporter Lucy Provan went to meet the kids and the teachers taking part.

We go to Iraq, as one if its greatest landmarks, the citadel of Erbil becomes an official World Heritage site… a chance to attract tourists to this peaceful enclave.

And 22-year old virtuoso pianist Kit Armstrong is bringing world-class classical music to the heart of a small town in Picardy. He gives us a tour of a church he's transformed into a concert hall.

By Nadia CHARBIT

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2015-06-30 culture

Writer Paul Lynch, 'a major new Irish talent'

He has been described as a major new Irish talent with an impressive gift for storytelling. Paul Lynch's acclaimed debut novel "Red Sky in Morning" was a finalist for France's...

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2015-06-29 culture

Dom La Nena brings us international, cello pop

The Brazilian-born cellist, singer and songwriter Dom La Nena speaks to Eve Jackson about being a young prodigy, moving to Argentina at 13 without her parents and settling in...

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2015-06-26 culture

Joe Bataan: The king of Latin soul music

From his teen days as the leader of a street gang in New York to his groundbreaking career in music, Joe Bataan talks to Eve Jackson about inventing a musical genre, releasing...

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2015-06-24 culture

Film show: 'Entourage', 'Masaan' and 'Elevator to the Gallows'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's movie news, including "Entourage", "Masaan" and "La Fête du Cinéma". They also look back at the "perfect" French...

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2015-06-25 culture

The Sistine Chapel of prehistoric art in Paris

In this edition of Encore, we give you the chance to see artwork from the caves of Lascaux dating back 20,000 years, meet one of France’s best-loved pop stars, Michel Polnareff...

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