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Michelle Obama: From Chicago's south side to the White House

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

France's love/hate relationship with Beaujolais nouveau

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

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PERSPECTIVE

'Photography is part of our daily lives and we want to reflect that'

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Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

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IN THE PRESS

We're in the Brexs*it! Tabloids react to Theresa May's Brexit plans

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THE INTERVIEW

Costa Rica's president on climate change, migration and Nicaragua

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

What does the future hold for the oil market?

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EYE ON AFRICA

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-02-09

Done deal or not? Germany's Schulz sidelined after coalition agreement (part 2)

On Wednesday it seemed like Germany's longest-ever wait for a government was finally over, with conservatives and Social Democrats announcing another grand coalition after four months of stop-and-start negotiations. But the deal struck between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz is far from in the bag. In a bid to convince rank-and-file from the SPD to approve it, Schulz first tendered his resignation as party leader and has now given up on his bid to become foreign minister.

Also, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows how to get attention. The world's heaviest commercial rocket took off from Cape Canaveral this week, with innovations that include the boosters detaching and floating back down to earth. SpaceX's Falcon Heavy had only one item on board for its maiden run – one of Musk's own Tesla roadsters.

And we discuss US President Donald Trump's desire for a French-style military parade after he came to Paris in July as French President Emmanuel Macron's guest of honour for Bastille Day.

Produced by Charles Wente and James Vasina.

By François PICARD

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Elena GABRIELIAN

Journalist, RFI

Christopher DICKEY

Foreign Editor at the Daily Beast

Luke BAKER

Paris bureau chief, Reuters

Georg BLUME

Paris Correspondant, Die Zeit

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2018-11-09 The World This Week

US midterm results; WWI commemorations; Weber tipped to lead EU Commission

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Brazil under Bolsonaro; US midterms campaign; Merkel's long Auf Wiedersehen

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2018-10-12 The World This Week

The backlash over Khashoggi: Pressure mounts over disappearance of Saudi journalist

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