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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.

    Boris Johnson on backfoot, first Omicron then inflation, Germany vs. Russia, Elon Musk

    Boris Johnson on backfoot, first Omicron then inflation, Germany vs. Russia, Elon Musk

    After Boris Johnson's unconvincing denial of a staff Christmas party at Downing Street at the height of lockdown last year, the people’s verdict came in on Thursday’s by-election in the West Midlands. North Shropshire’s new member of parliament was back at it the next day in the company of the Lib Dems' former party leader. What’s bigger than scandal at number 10 for the right-wing press? The French cancelling Christmas. “Spiteful Macron bans UK tourists”, writes The Daily Mail.

    • 41 min
    Macron & the new Europe, Downing Street Christmas Party, Biden hosts democracy summit

    Macron & the new Europe, Downing Street Christmas Party, Biden hosts democracy summit

    By tradition, the first foreign visit by a new German chancellor is always to Paris. After the campaigning, the vote, the coalition building and the handover ceremonies, Olaf Scholz is at the French presidential palace. His host is about to get a lot busier. Emmanuel Macron is expected to hit the campaign trail for re-election next spring while France takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union.

    • 39 min
    France-UK dispute, South Africa's Covid-19 variant, Abiy Ahmed to war, Osman Kavala's trial

    France-UK dispute, South Africa's Covid-19 variant, Abiy Ahmed to war, Osman Kavala's trial

    A record 27 people died in the English Channel Wednesday when their overcrowded inflatable dinghy capsized. However, with the stepped-up dismantling of makeshift camps around Calais and an ever-increasing security presence... migrants insist: it's Britain or bust.

    • 42 min
    Belarus-Poland migrant crisis, COP26 final day, Xi Jinping's grip on power, 'House of Gucci'

    Belarus-Poland migrant crisis, COP26 final day, Xi Jinping's grip on power, 'House of Gucci'

    Migrants by the hundreds marched to Belarus's border with Poland on Monday, a sudden escalation in what is seen as retribution by Minsk for stepped-up EU sanctions. The Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko has been tightening the screws since last year's post-electoral crackdown. NATO, Poland and the EU are all branding the facilitation of one-way trips from the Middle East "hybrid warfare".

    • 39 min
    COP26, Unvaccinated European citizens, Ethiopia's ongoing war, Goncourt Prize

    COP26, Unvaccinated European citizens, Ethiopia's ongoing war, Goncourt Prize

    The Hindu festival of light is a joyous occasion that features fireworks, but the morning after seems to have given Mother Nature a hangover with thick seasonal smog this Friday in New Delhi. The smog is a reminder that as an energy crisis grips the planet, India is revving up its coal-fired power plants. However, it's not just India. Beijing is also choking with smog. Its leader Xi Jinping is among the noticeable no-shows at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. 

    • 42 min
    Sudan's coup, COP26, France-UK fishing dispute, Return of Benin's cultural artefacts

    Sudan's coup, COP26, France-UK fishing dispute, Return of Benin's cultural artefacts

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has deplored an epidemic of coups d'état. His remark came after the latest military takeover in Sudan this week. There have been protests against the military coup and more civil disobedience is planned for this weekend. 

    • 39 min

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