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Prominent Iraqi women in danger

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Music show: SLAP!, Boy George and Culture Club, plus Nao

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'EU parliament vote will determine heart and soul of Europe for years to come'

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2017-08-28

Joseph Lowdes: 'some far-right groups want a growing racial conflict in the US'

In the last decade, the UN has issued early warnings to five countries, asking them to tackle racial tensions: Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria. Now, incredibly, the United States has joined this club. A UN committee has cited the overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a civil rights activist was killed by a suspected neo-Nazi. The UN's warning won't have surprised our guest.

In a blog three months before Charlottesville, he wrote: ‘There is now a fully-realized fascist social movement in this country.’

Joseph Lowndes is a political scientist at the University of Oregon and a nationally respected authority on conservatism and race. He sees the recent clashes in Charlottesville as an attempt by the diverse far-right movement “to build a national presence”. According to him, fascists existed in the US for decades, but are now ‘moving from being online to being in the streets.’

By Armen GEORGIAN

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2018-10-23 The F24 Interview

OAS chief urges ICC to open formal probe into Venezuela crimes

Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, spoke to FRANCE 24 about the current issues facing the Americas, from the caravan of Central American...

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2018-10-22 The F24 Interview

Journalist Sofia Amara on meeting IS group leader's ex-wife and daughter

Journalist, author and filmmaker Sofia Amara has spent years investigating the life of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his path to the head of the Islamic State group. Her latest book,...

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2018-10-18 The F24 Interview

Objective 'Zero Hunger' 2030: Lambert Wilson and UN's FAO tell us how

Some 821 million people in the world face chronic food shortages and this number is on the rise, due largely to extreme climate events, economic downturns and the impact of...

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2018-10-15 The F24 Interview

South Sudan: How it won the longest war but lost the peace

For the last decade, British journalist Peter Martell has covered the situation in South Sudan. His new book is entitled "First Raise A Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War...

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2018-10-12 The F24 Interview

France's Macron calls disappearance of Saudi journalist 'very serious'

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, French President Emmanuel Macron called for "the whole truth" on the the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

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