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France Unites Around Notre Dame Fire: World in 60 Seconds

Can President Micron unite France after the Notre Dame fire?

Yeah, I think he does actually have a shot. He's been taking it really hard for the last few months. Big demonstrations on the ground every week - the Yellow Vests. They're going to have to maintain a respectful distance given the level of disaster that they've just experienced and it gives Macron an opportunity to actually unify the country around something constructive in this case. Rebuilding this extraordinary cathedral.

What's the biggest issue at stake in Indonesia's election?

It's infrastructure, it's improving the economy. Joko - Jokowi, is the guy that's building the roads. A month ago, they finally got the first metro, underground metro, to actually start in Jakarta. Anyone who's been there, three hours to get from meeting to meeting. They desperately needed it. He's going to win again and it's gonna be helpful for the economy in the country.

Who's in charge in Sudan right now?

It is a rotating military council. They promised that the opposition can put anyone they want to be prime minister, but watch the military continue to control the country. That is, they're not giving up anytime soon.

Is the honeymoon over for Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president?

No, I wouldn't say it's over, but his popularity is starting to slip and the economy is getting a little soft. Job numbers don't look great right now. And he's having a hard time getting consensus because his party is relatively small and he doesn't want to work the traditional sausage making operations in Brazilian congress, which means that it's going to be a long term for this guy. But it also means that he's going to have to do business the way most Brazilian politicians do. He's not suddenly going to create an authoritarian Brazil = couldn't do it even if he wanted to.


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MACRON AND THE MARSHAL

Speaking of World War I, take a moment too to consider the controversy  that erupted this week when French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain – the heroic commander of French forces during World War I who later disgraced himself by collaborating with the Nazi occupation. Macron acknowledged Petain’s “disastrous choices” in the Second World War but praised him as a “great soldier” in the First.

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The French Connection

Trump and Macron. Moon and Kim. Love, it seems, is in the air. Sure is preferable to nuclear fallout.

On the show this week we cover these budding romances and sit down with NPR All Things Considered cohost, and veteran intelligence reporter, Mary Louise Kelly.

Allons-y!

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