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Anti-government protests in Iran, Trump firing on all cylinders, Macron’s fake news battle (part 1)

By France 24
06 January 2018   |   7:30 am
Panel of journalists looks at anti-government demonstrations across Iran flaring up a week ago, the biggest since the 2009 post-electoral protests in Tehran. We look also at the first visit to Paris of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan since the election of Emmanuel Macron; Trump threatening the Palestinians, Pakistan and North Korea; Emmanuel Macron promising reporters a bill as early as next month to combat fake news.

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