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No strategy and a beige suit

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The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

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#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

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Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

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FOOTBALL

Chelsea’s Torres set for AC Milan switch

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to end his unhappy three-year spell at Stamford Bridge with a two-year loan move to AC Milan after the two clubs agreed terms on the deal on Friday.

FRANCE

Exclusive: Fabius warns of further sanctions against Russia

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the international community must be “firm” with Russia, warning that Russia could face further sanctions if it fails to change tack on Ukraine.

SENEGAL

First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea’s remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.

UKRAINE

Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

Ukraine's embattled government said Friday it wants to join the Western military alliance as the UN said nearly 2,600 people have died in eastern Ukraine in the past five months, amid growing evidence of Russian involvement in intensified fighting.

SYRIA

Syrian refugees surpass 3 million, UN says

Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.

CANADA - RUSSIA

Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

Russia’s permanent mission to NATO on Thursday posted a map on Twitter showing the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia, in response to a map Canada published earlier to “help” Russian soldiers who keep getting “accidentally” lost in Ukraine.

USA - SYRIA

Obama has 'no strategy yet' on potential Syria strikes

US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops – the latest in a string of atrocities.

PAKISTAN

Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

Pakistan’s powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.