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Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: influence-peddling inquiry opens

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#MeToo accuser is accused in turn

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Greece turns the page on eight years of bailout programmes

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Venezuela's Meltdown

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'A lot of IS group fighters are underground,' says US-led coalition spokesman

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Surviving hyperinflation in Venezuela

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'A #MeToo leader made deal with her own accuser'

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Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

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From Turkey to Iran: (re)inventing kebab

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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 : 2018-02-09

Done deal or not? Germany's Schulz sidelined after coalition agreement (part 2)

On Wednesday it seemed like Germany's longest-ever wait for a government was finally over, with conservatives and Social Democrats announcing another grand coalition after four months of stop-and-start negotiations. But the deal struck between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz is far from in the bag. In a bid to convince rank-and-file from the SPD to approve it, Schulz first tendered his resignation as party leader and has now given up on his bid to become foreign minister.

Also, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows how to get attention. The world's heaviest commercial rocket took off from Cape Canaveral this week, with innovations that include the boosters detaching and floating back down to earth. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy had only one item on board for its maiden run – one of Musk's own Tesla roadsters.

And we discuss US President Donald Trump's desire for a French-style military parade after he came to Paris in July as French President Emmanuel Macron's guest of honour for Bastille Day.

Produced by Charles Wente and James Vasina.

By François PICARD

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Elena GABRIELIAN

Journalist, RFI

Christopher DICKEY

Foreign Editor at the Daily Beast

Luke BAKER

Paris bureau chief, Reuters

Georg BLUME

Paris Correspondant, Die Zeit

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2018-08-10 The World This Week

New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

US sanctions on Iran are having an impact on everything from the currency to aviation, gold and even pistachios. Donald Trump has called them the most "biting" punitive measures...

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2018-08-06 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Zimbabwe elections and Trump vs Iran

The World This Week looks at Zimbabwe, where incumbent President Emerson Mnangagwa called his election "a new beginning" for the country. But is it? The first vote since the...

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2018-07-27 Mark OWEN

Will the Benalla Affair taint Macron?

The World This Week looks at the story that has kept France awake during the heat wave: The Benalla Affair. How does the bodyguard of the President end up donning riot police...

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2018-07-20 François PICARD

Trump invites Putin to Washington, France celebrates the World Cup

The World This Week looks at the Helsinki Summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, as well as a forthcoming follow-up meeting in Washington proposed by Trump. It would be...

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2018-07-13 François PICARD

World Cup Grand finale, Donald Trump blindsides Theresa May, Erdogan's family business

The World This Week takes you from Brussels to London, where the US president's been ruffling feathers, and from Moscow to Helsinki, where his Russian counterpart will go from...

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