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Stormy Daniels's X-rated book attacks Trump's presidency - and manhood

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Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

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US-China trade war deepens as Beijing calls for global support

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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Maduro: Let them eat steak

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Syria: What's the deal? Russia, Turkey agree to Idlib buffer zone

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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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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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The Lord of the dance: Benjamin Millepied

He is the choreographer who helped transform Natalie Portman into an obsessed, paranoid ballerina for the film "Black Swan" - before going on to marry her. After decades as the star of the New York City Ballet he has directed music videos, been the face of Yves Saint Laurent and started the modern dance company LA Dance Project.

But perhaps most impressively, at the age of 38 he is now the director of one of the world's most revered ballet companies, the Paris Opera Ballet. He speaks to Eve Jackson about its first season, the legacy of "Black Swan" and his plans for the future.

By Eve JACKSON

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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach",...

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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