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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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    Prince Philip remembered, Northern Ireland violence, Sofagate, Biden's corporate tax

    Prince Philip remembered, Northern Ireland violence, Sofagate, Biden's corporate tax

    He was two months away from turning 100. Prince Philip had occupied the job of consort of the British monarch for nearly seven decades. In 2014, the Queen paid a historic visit to Northern Ireland where Prince Philip found himself alongside the late Martin McGuinness, whose IRA in a previous life had assassinated his uncle, Lord Mountbatten. The Russian embassy in London noted that Philip was the great-great-grandson of Czar Nicholas I.

    • 38 min
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    Floyd murder trial & Biden infrastructure plan, Covid-19 at Easter, Mozambique, Italy spy row

    Floyd murder trial & Biden infrastructure plan, Covid-19 at Easter, Mozambique, Italy spy row

    It is hard to be clinical and cool-headed when the evidence is so disturbing. This week saw the opening of the trial in Minneapolis of the police officer accused in the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd. The jury on opening day was shown that nine-minute video of Derek Chauvin keeping his knee on the handcuffed victim's neck. From witnesses to experts and loved ones, each day was wrought with emotion – like Thursday, when Floyd's girlfriend Courteney Ross took the stand. That same emotion sparked worldwide outrage last May and the question of why it is not an open and shut case.

    • 39 min
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    Suez crisis: Blocked supertanker disrupts global supply chains

    Suez crisis: Blocked supertanker disrupts global supply chains

    Vaccine rows are putting the focus on global supply chains. So is a stranded supertanker in the Suez Canal, holding up traffic for now more than 150 vessels. Also, are vacationers really still planning an Easter escape to Mallorca? As virulent new strains of coronavirus tear through Europe, the lives versus livelihoods debate goes to the beach.

    • 38 min
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    The Biden doctrine: New US president takes on China and Russia

    The Biden doctrine: New US president takes on China and Russia

    Forget niceties, there won't even be a final communiqué when China and the US wrap up two days of talks in Anchorage, Alaska. The first face-to-face sit-down between the Joe Biden administration and top envoys of Xi Jinping was never going to be a love-in considering Washington – just the day before – imposed sanctions on 24 top Chinese officials over China’s crackdown in Hong Kong. Once again, the new US president is making sure that superpower rivals – whether past, present and future - get the message that he's not anything like his predecessor.

    • 39 min
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    Royals row, AstraZeneca complications, Lula's comeback, Myanmar crackdown

    Royals row, AstraZeneca complications, Lula's comeback, Myanmar crackdown

    After Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Prince William has finally come out to defend the British monarchy against Meghan’s inflammatory claims of racism, insisting his family is “very much not” racist. While late night TV show hosts in the States are clearly siding with Meghan, it is a different story in the UK. 

    • 41 min
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    Pope in Iraq, Sarkozy sentenced, vaccine row, Meghan Markle

    Pope in Iraq, Sarkozy sentenced, vaccine row, Meghan Markle

    "I'm happy to resume my travels." Those were Pope Francis' words to reporters before landing in Iraq, his first trip abroad since the Covid-19 pandemic. Francis, who has had his vaccine shots, is the first pontiff ever to visit the birthland of Abraham. The visit is fraught with sanitary issues, security concerns and a political hornet's nest, Iraq being a land where years of bloodshed have been fuelled by religious and sectarian rivalries. His first thoughts were for a Christian community that's dwindled from 1.2 million to 250,000 since the US-led invasion of 2003.

    • 42 min

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