The world this week

Venezuela concert battle; UK MPs break away; France fights anti-Semitism; Karl Lagerfeld's legacy

Duelling benefit concerts within shouting distance, a Saturday deadline for moving aid across the border... What could possibly go wrong? Richard Branson is sponsoring a concert in the Colombian border town of Cucuta to raise funds for humanitarian aid that Venezuela's president doesn't want. Our panel discusses the situation in Venezuela and much more in The World This Week.


Also, it's 35 days to go until the UK's due to leave the European Union. And some MPs, it seems, have had enough of waiting for a breakthrough. Three pro-Remain Conservatives are now taking their seats alongside the eight Labour members of parliament who've had enough of clamouring for a second referendum. From both sides, the accusation is that their parties have been hijacked by the extremes.

France's backlash against anti-Semitism was felt on Tuesday night at rallies in several cities. In Paris's Place de la République, crowds gathered in the wake of recent anti-Semitic slurs heard at Yellow Vest rallies, conspiracy theories that have gained traction on social media, and a fresh spate of anti-Jewish graffiti in cemeteries.

A week after the worst-ever suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir left 40 paramilitary forces dead, the border at crossing points like the Pakistani town of Wagah remains shut. India's prime minister has vowed to "avenge every tear" and squarely blames Islamabad for the attack claimed by Islamist radical group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Finally, Milan Fashion Week and his Fendi brand are among those paying tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. The German designer, best known as the man who shook up Chanel when he took over in 1983, passed away this week.

Produced by Andrew HILLIAR, Laure FOURQUET and James VASINA.

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