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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.

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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.

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    Trump impeachment, Uganda elections, France & EU Covid, Germany after Merkel

    Trump impeachment, Uganda elections, France & EU Covid, Germany after Merkel

    First U-S president to be impeached twice. This time though, a whole different atmosphere. Lawmakers had to pass metal detectors and national guard troops who'd slept overnight inside the Capitol. This as ten Republicans voted with the Democrats that Donald Trump - one week earlier - had incited an insurrection and the violence that left five dead at the Capitol. Joe Biden trying his best not to let charges against Trump upstage the biggest urgency he will face on Day One, tackling the Covid pandemic. On Thursday, he unveiled a 1-point-9 trillion dollar stimulus plan.

    • 38 min
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    US Capitol stormed, Covid-19 in Europe, Where is Jack Ma?

    US Capitol stormed, Covid-19 in Europe, Where is Jack Ma?

    It was not one but two grave assaults on America's 240-year-old democracy. Remember, the week began with the world discovering that leaked phone call where Donald Trump tried to pressure Republican officials in Georgia to reverse his loss there. The Associated Press reports that Capitol Police were mostly focused on protecting lawmakers for their joint session and that offers of help had been rebuffed. We all know what happened next.

    • 39 min
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    Covid-19 vaccines, Merkel's legacy, America under Joe Biden and Ethiopia's conflict

    Covid-19 vaccines, Merkel's legacy, America under Joe Biden and Ethiopia's conflict

    The year 2020 may have ended with Christmas effectively cancelled in Britain, but the country broke ground in offering its population a shot in the arm. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British pensioner, became the first member of the general public to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. BioNTech was founded in 2008 by Austrian cancer researcher Christoph Huber and scientists Ugur Sahin and his wife Özlem Türeci, both children of Turkish immigrants. But now the virus is mutating. So far, fingers crossed, the vaccines seem effective.

    • 45 min
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    A year of Covid-19, a US election, Black Lives Matter, Samuel Paty and Nagorno-Karabakh

    A year of Covid-19, a US election, Black Lives Matter, Samuel Paty and Nagorno-Karabakh

    An invisible foe indifferent to man-made borders, the world's greatest pandemic in a century triggered fear, anxiety, and sometimes the worst but also the best in humanity. In Italy and elsewhere, we clapped for care workers who appropriately bore the name of front-line workers, heading into battle desperately short of protective equipment and all too often sacrificing their own lives. 

    • 44 min
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    Macron contracts Covid-19, Biden wins again, Nigerian schoolboys freed, remembering John le Carré

    Macron contracts Covid-19, Biden wins again, Nigerian schoolboys freed, remembering John le Carré

    A fever, a cough, and fatigue... Emmanuel Macron is the latest head of state to have contracted the coronavirus. The French president is now self-isolating at La Lanterne; a guest house on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles which is an official residence for French presidents. From there, Macron is soldiering on with his official engagements and also taking to social media. Good luck in contact-tracing the 42-year-old workaholic: Over the past week, Macron’s schedule has been filled with meetings and public appearances.

    • 41 min
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    Covid-19 Christmas, Brexit, Israel & Morocco, activism in football

    Covid-19 Christmas, Brexit, Israel & Morocco, activism in football

    Help is on the way. Dateline Coventry, England. A 90-year-old pensioner was applauded after becoming the first member of the general public to get her Covid-19 vaccine jab and – what a feat – a first-ever vaccine against a coronavirus rolled out in record time. Here in France, it seems it would be politically impossible to announce Christmas is cancelled but with the infection rate more than double the 5,000 a day the government was aiming for, restrictions do apply. 

    • 42 min

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