18 Dec 2012
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18 December 2012
01 hour 42 minutes
We ask what François Hollande can do to improve his political popularity, take a look ahead to the South Korean presidential elections, and discuss Belgium’s investigation into the assassination of former Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba in the 1960s.
18 December 2012
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