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Controversial or creative? A chef gets lobsters high before boiling them so they don't suffer

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Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

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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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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

The latest developments in French politics, with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-11-30

Emmanuel Macron engages with Africa’s youth

Emmanuel Macron says his country no longer has an Africa policy and has faced a mix of applause and hostility while in Burkina Faso on his first official tour in Africa as France’s president. We also speak to RFI’s Philip Turle who tells us about France’s weak opposition forces. Finally, the Bank of France rules that the far-right National Front party, whose accounts were shut by the Société Générale banking group, hasn’t been discriminated against.

By Claire PRYDE

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2018-05-17 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French activists disappointed at new bill to fight sexual violence

In this edition: the French government puts forward a new bill to fight sexual violence, but some say it does not go far enough. Meanwhile, after a knife attack in central Paris,...

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2018-05-03 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Paris May Day protest marred by violence

In this edition: violence on the streets of Paris overshadows the traditional May Day rally - we look at reactions. Meanwhile, a year after her defeat in France's presidential...

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2018-04-26 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Macron in Washington: After ‘bromance’, French leader tackles prickly issues

In this edition of the political brief: French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit in Washington where a budding “bromance” with US leader Donald Trump seems to have...

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2018-04-19 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

In this edition: French President Emmanuel Macron warns divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe are like a "civil war". Plus, it's full steam ahead for...

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2018-04-13 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Macron launches charm offensive as France hit by protests

Faced with a wave of social discontent, the French president embarks on a media blitz, giving two interviews in the space of one week. In the meantime, his predecessor and...

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