Thursday 15 February
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15 February 2018
We discuss the political journey of South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa and the debate on US gun control. Meanwhile, why does Emmanuel Macron want to re-introduce military service in France? Plus: a big win for Finnish knitwear at the Winter Olympics.
15 February 2018
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