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Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

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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#THE 51%

India's vanishing women workers

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REPORTERS

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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PERSPECTIVE

Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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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.

Latest update : 2017-11-03

Louvre Museum launches multi-million euro bid for Renaissance masterpiece

The jewel-incrusted prayer book of French king François I offers an insight into the Renaissance world. Currently owned by British collectors, France wants it back, with the Louvre appealing to the public to help fund its return - at a cost of 10 million euros. The perfectly-preserved artefact is currently on display at the Paris museum.

Plus, we meet music maestro Daniel Barenboim, whose West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has become a symbol of peace and reconciliation through art.

We also check out Liam Neeson’s latest film "Mark Felt: The man who brought down the White House", in which he stars as the FBI agent-turned-whistleblower who helped uncover the Watergate scandal of 1974.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-11-16 ENCORE!

The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

France and Japan are celebrating 160 years of diplomatic ties with a cultural season of the very best of Japanese art, architecture, performance and cinema. Olivia...

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2018-11-15 ENCORE!

David LaChapelle: 'Celebrity is replacing religion in these times of turmoil'

David LaChapelle speaks to Eve Jackson about working with stars like Kim Kardashian, Michael Jackson and Miley Cyrus, the time he fired Madonna and how moving to a remote part of...

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2018-11-14 ENCORE!

Film show: On the red carpet for the world premiere of 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

Bulgarian filmmaker Milko Lazarov joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his award-winning film "Aga" and the rest of the week’s film news, including the world premiere of...

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2018-11-13 ENCORE!

She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

She was a teenage girl whose first novel became a modern myth. This year marks 200 years since Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece "Frankenstein" was first published. For the...

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2018-11-12 ENCORE!

Music show: Alex Hepburn, Vanessa Paradis and Smashing Pumpkins

Five years after her tremendously successful debut "Together Alone", Alex Hepburn is back with a new album, "If You Stay". She's gone back to the influences that made her want to...

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