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.
Ethiopia crisis, EU budget, Pompeo's farewell tour and Covid-19 vaccines
We go to the Middle East to discuss Mike Pompeo's farewell tour of the region. We also discuss Donald Trump's legacy, as well the Covid-19 vaccines. Is there now light at the end of the tunnel? But first, the United Nations says a full-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia. And in the EU, is there a way through the budget stalemate?
Paris attacks commemorations, Covid-19 vaccine, US presidential election
November 13, 2015 was also a Friday: a Friday many of us sadly will never forget. One hundred and thirty people were killed in a terror attack in Paris. This Friday 13, tributes have been laid at scenes where people, out enjoying Paris life, were killed by terrorists. The Stade de France was where it began with a failed, though still fatal attack. It was followed by a series of attacks on bars and restaurants as well as the Bataclan concert hall.
US presidential election: Biden on cusp of clinching victory in narrow race
We dissect a week like no other with the latest on the US presidential election. We're asking: how does America hope to become re-United in the wake of the most bitter election in living memory? Trump's legacy may well be the rise of the far right: his policies and personal attitude have emboldened a branch of politics long thought to be shamed into silence. With Trump's threats of legal action, and his inflammatory but it seems baseless claims of election fraud, is he trying to take down the system at the same time as the people vote him out?
Nice attack, 'Boycott France' protests, Covid-19, US presidential election
It was a Thursday the French would rather forget, with bottlenecks at the exits of Paris as some city dwellers raced to get out before Act II of a national lockdown. And if the second wave of Covid-19 was not enough to dampen an already grey autumn mood: another gruesome terror attack took place, with three killed in a stabbing spree inside Notre Dame Basilica in the heart of Nice, a city already targeted during a 2016 Bastille Day rampage. The suspect was identified as a newly-arrived 21-year-old from Tunisia's south. It's the third time in just over three months.
France teacher attack, last US debate, Nigeria & Thailand protests, EU 'veggie' burger row
Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year-old who had to pay pupils to identify his victim, this after a row over a civics class on free speech that included cartoons of the prophet spiraled into a social media campaign against the teacher. How does Emmanuel Macron plan to protect other "faces of the Republic"? To the US next, where the last presidential debate looked like the calm before the storm. We also take a look at youth-driven protests in Nigeria and Thailand. Plus, the European Parliament has sided with vegetarians and environmentalists against the beef industry.
Covid-19 curfew, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Nigeria protests and 'Emily in Paris'
The French government is trying a new tack: a 9 pm to 6 am curfew for nine metropolitan areas including Paris. The idea this time is to keep schools open, to keep businesses open, to allow the French to travel for the autumn recess holidays. It is hard to be 20 in 2020, the French president said in his remarks on Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Macron who made it crystal clear that the curfew concept was indeed aimed at young people.