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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.

    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
    Nobel Prize, Pandora Papers, China-Taiwan Tensions, French Catholic Church Abuse

    Nobel Prize, Pandora Papers, China-Taiwan Tensions, French Catholic Church Abuse

    Punditry is a safe sport when played in the air-conditioned comfort of a Paris studio; less so for the two intrepid winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Russia's Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which has seen seven of its journalists killed because of their reporting; and Maria Ressa, co-founder of the news website Rappler, which, despite threats and two arrests, continues to call out human rights abuses under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

    • 40 min
    Fuel shortages, France's deal with Greece, WHO sexual abuse in DRC, Volcano eruption in La Palma

    Fuel shortages, France's deal with Greece, WHO sexual abuse in DRC, Volcano eruption in La Palma

    The first of October means Britain is taking back control. As of this Friday, European travellers to post-Brexit Great Britain can no longer bring a simple ID card – they will have to show a passport. However, as petrol shortages continue, tempers are running short as lines get long. This Friday, around one quarter of British service stations ran dry, leading to scenes of shouting, fist fights and motorists hoarding fuel in water bottles.

    • 37 min

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