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Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

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Theresa May soldiers on; Israel political turmoil; France fuel protests

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'New right', old ideas? A closer look at the far right in Germany

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Art Deco: France's love affair with the Roaring Twenties

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India's vanishing women workers

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Reporters: An outside view of France's Fifth Republic

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Audrey Tang: A hacker-turned-minister in Taiwan

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The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

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Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-12-16

Chirac found guilty

Despite a long and well-documented list of corruption allegations, the conviction of Jacques Chirac surprises many. Is the two-year suspended sentence a slap on the wrist or a watershed moment for French politics?

  • Ron SOFFER. Lawyer at the Paris and New York Bars;
  • Stefan SIMONS. Paris correspondent, Der Spiegel;
  • Marc PERELMAN. France 24 French Politics Editor;
  • James SHIELDS. Professor of French Politics and Modern History, Aston University (from Birmingham, UK).

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2018-11-15 Debate

Brexit revolt: Can Theresa May weather the storm?

It's stormy weather across the Channel. Just 48 hours after news first dropped of a draft Brexit agreement, hard Brexiteers are getting in formation with four cabinet members...

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2018-11-14 Debate

The hard sell: Will Theresa May's Brexit plan fly?

It's crunch time at 10 Downing Street as Theresa May pitches a draft Brexit agreement to her own cabinet. Will it fly? The UK, Ireland and the whole continent are holding their...

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2018-11-13 Debate

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

Cynics call it "cutting the grass". Periodically, Israel wages war with the Gaza Strip to curb cross-border attacks and destroy smugglers' tunnels. So how did the two sides once...

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2018-11-12 Debate

'Patriotism, not nationalism': Macron takes on Trump's worldview

What a dramatic setting for a fundamental argument. Donald Trump took his seat while a cold steel rain beat down on Paris' Arc de Triomphe for the 100th anniversary...

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2018-11-08 Debate

Mueller probe under threat? Sessions' firing throws Russia investigation into question

On Wednesday, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a year of reported bitterness towards him. The US president has long criticised Jeff Sessions' decision to...

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