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Keeping quiet: Putin’s generals, Salah Abdeslam and Nicolas Sarkozy

By France24
02 April 2022   |   7:01 am
From the intelligence communities' take on Ukraine, to the November 2015 Paris attacks trial, to French politics, we take a look at how being (relatively) silent is being addressed in the press. We also find out why where you grow up can determine your sense of direction, or lack of it.

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