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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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    How to live with it? Europe scrambles to avoid second Covid lockdown

    How to live with it? Europe scrambles to avoid second Covid lockdown

    Avoid hospitals from being overrun again. Avoid a second lockdown at all costs. France but also Spain, the UK and others are all asking one simple question: how to live with Covid-19? In two weeks, the number of French Covid patients in hospital has doubled. So why are citizens in some of the hardest hit areas like Marseille so angry at new restrictions that include the shutting of bars, restaurants and gyms?

    • 41 min
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    Shared responsibility? EU tries to fix broken migrant policy

    Shared responsibility? EU tries to fix broken migrant policy

    What does a fair and realistic migrant policy look like in 2020? Just two weeks after the fires that gutted Europe's largest refugee camp on the Greek isle of Lesbos, the European Commission is unveiling its plan to reform the so-called Dublin protocol, which up to now obliged asylum seekers to register in their port of entry, thus making it Greece, Italy and Malta's problem.

    • 42 min
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    Game changer? The battle over Trump's third Supreme Court pick

    Game changer? The battle over Trump's third Supreme Court pick

    Does the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ensure Donald Trump's legacy? The US president says that by the end of the week, he will nominate a new Supreme Court justice. If the Republican-controlled Senate approves his pick, whether or not Trump's out of a job on November 4, he will have chosen three of the nine justices on the bench. We are talking about lifetime appointments that for decades could shape arguments over deregulation, healthcare, voting rights, protection of minorities and abortion.

    • 42 min
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    The 'Cuties' controversy: Are today's schoolgirls empowered or under pressure?

    The 'Cuties' controversy: Are today's schoolgirls empowered or under pressure?

    Why has "Cuties" struck a nerve? An award-winning film set in Paris's working class suburbs, about an 11-year-old girl torn between the demands of her family and the pressure to be sexy, seemed destined for an honourable run on the art house circuit. 

    • 38 min
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    Not so fast? The pros and cons of 5G technology

    Not so fast? The pros and cons of 5G technology

    What’s the problem with 5G? A little over a week before France is due to deliver licenses and as newly-elected left and Green Party mayors lead the call for a moratorium, France's President tells a French tech conference that he is a fan of next generation 5G. We listen to Emmanuel Macron's take a jab at the “Amish model”. But, putting Puritan sects and COVID conspiracies aside, are there real health or environmental risks linked to what has been billed as an acceleration to warp speed for wireless mobile networks?

    • 41 min
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    Historic? Israel's normalisation of ties with UAE, Bahrain

    Historic? Israel's normalisation of ties with UAE, Bahrain

    So is it historic? At the same White House that hosted Israel's 1978 peace deal with Egypt and the 1993 Oslo accords with the Palestinians, now comes the normalisation of ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrein, with both foreign ministers in attendance. Relations between Israel and the Gulf monarchies warmed a long time ago. Why come clean now?

    • 19 min

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