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

    • video
    Covid's new variant: How to effectively stop the spread of Omicron?

    Covid's new variant: How to effectively stop the spread of Omicron?

    A new chapter of the Covid pandemic opens with a new variant emerging from southern Africa. It has been named Omicron by the World Health Organisation. The global medical group's director has this Monday called for world cooperation to combat this new threat.

    • 40 min
    • video
    Avoidable tragedy? Blame game follows worst ever Channel migrant disaster

    Avoidable tragedy? Blame game follows worst ever Channel migrant disaster

    A memorial was held tonight in the French port of Calais after 27 migrants drowned trying to cross 34 kilometres of icy water to England. You'll hear grandstanding between Johnson and Macron, but the two sides have cooperated for years over this border. Both sides blame smugglers, but why has there been a recent spike in crossings? And how can they protect the rights of those people who risk their lives without opening the floodgates to uncontrolled migration?

    • 40 min
    • video
    A new era for Germany: what direction under the three-party coalition?

    A new era for Germany: what direction under the three-party coalition?

    After 16 years, the post-Merkel era is finally upon us. Social Democratic leader Olaf Scholz is taking the mantle to form Germany's first three-party coalition since the 1950s. How will it work? How compatible are the Greens to his left and the liberal FDP to his right? Berlin's loosening or tightening of the purse strings in these uncertain times is sure to dictate the tone at home and in Brussels.

    • 42 min
    • video
    What’s behind the violent pushback against new Covid restrictions?

    What’s behind the violent pushback against new Covid restrictions?

    Are those protesting against Covid-19 restrictions just an angry few, or do they represent a much deeper malaise?

    As the Northern Hemisphere hunkers down for a new winter wave of Covid restrictions, backlash over these curbs is rearing up in Central Europe, the Netherlands and the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Some of the pushback is coming from fringe conspiracy theorists or muscle men, but many others have also lost trust in authorities and in what they see as heavy-handed measures and mixed messages. Is the unfiltered "anything goes" rhetoric that wins elections finally coming home to roost?

    • 39 min
    • video
    Sudan's divisive deal: Restored transition or dressed-up coup?

    Sudan's divisive deal: Restored transition or dressed-up coup?

    A climb down by the junta or has the once and future prime minister of Sudan been coopted? After long resisting pressure, Abdalla Hamdok freed from house arrest and signing with the junta an agreement to form a government of technocrats. The former international civil servant saying he did to spare further bloodshed.

    • 40 min
    • video
    Still a powder keg: Why the flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

    Still a powder keg: Why the flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

    Why the flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan? A Russian-brokered ceasefire seems to be holding so far, after the worst fighting since last year's 44-day war over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. This time, it's also a border dispute – one that was being negotiated. 

    • 39 min

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