Week in Review: Khashoggi's fiancée seeks answers, directing Steve Bannon and the price of insulin is killing Americans
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This week FRANCE 24 spoke to the fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, interviewed the director of a documentary on Steve Bannon and profiled the outspoken new face of the Macron government, Sibeth Ndiaye.
New French minister and government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye has spent almost five years at President Emmanuel Macron’s side as his media adviser, earning a reputation for blunt speech and a willingness to put the press in its place.
Brain drain: With just seven weeks to go before EU Parliament elections, a sweeping study shows that – despite a rise in anti-migrant rhetoric – many Eastern and southern Europeans say they are more worried about emigration than immigration.
In Rockland County, New York, a state of emergency has been declared over an outbreak of measles – a disease officially eradicated in the US in 2000, but whose re-emergence has triggered a backlash of blame and recriminations.
FRANCE 24 interviewed the director of a new fly-on-the wall documentary about US President Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon, who reveals his grandiose aspirations and heightened self-regard as well as his limitations.
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect documents for his upcoming marriage to Turkish national Hatice Cengiz. Cengiz spoke to FRANCE 24 about living with grief and how she hopes the truth will someday emerge about Khashoggi's death.
Like elsewhere in the world, the French media is in crisis. The rise of the internet and social networks has changed the way people consume news and many people don't trust journalists anymore. Whether it's TV, radio or print, the media is often accused of being in the hands of a few powerful businessmen: So who owns what? And are journalists really elitist and out of touch with ordinary people, as some critics claim?
The price of insulin in the United States is so high that many diabetics are having to ration their doses of the life-saving hormone. This has led to the deaths of at least six diabetics over the past three years, according to advocacy groups.
The political standoff in Venezuela continues between President Nicolas Maduro's government and self-proclaimed leader Juan Guiado, with the regime still in control of state institutions, including the armed forces. But the state also relies on a network of unlikely volunteers – the Bolivarian Militia, created by former president Hugo Chavez, has some 1.6 million members.
Green spaces across the planet are under threat, shrinking under the pressures of deforestation, climate change and rapid urban development. But France is bucking the trend, with more than 16 million hectares of forest and counting.
The week's films include three about political strife handled completely differently: a comedy about the Middle East conflict, "Tel Aviv on Fire"; a look at the daily lives of young Syrians as their city is attacked by Assad's army, "Still Recording"; and a documentary about the Yellow Vest movement, "J'veux du Soleil" (I Want Sun).
FRANCE 24 takes a look at a Paris exhibition that goes inside the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. We also journey to the new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), a series of interlocking discs designed by Frenchman Jean Nouvel that is being dubbed the "Desert Rose".
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