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Series in which international writers reflect on the latest developments, political, cultural and social, in their part of the world.

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2005091820050924

Series in which international writers reflect on the latest developments, political, cultural and social, in their part of the world.

Vinod Mehta reports from India.

2005091820050924

Series in which international writers reflect on the latest developments, political, cultural and social, in their part of the world.

Vinod Mehta reports from India.

Series in which international writers reflect on the latest developments, political, cultural and social, in their part of the world. Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rptd Sat 7.45pm]

2005092420050925

International writers reflect on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world. Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events in Australia. [Rpt of Sat 7.45pm]

2005092420050925

International writers reflect on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world.

Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events in Australia.

2005092420050925

International writers reflect on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world.

Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events in Australia.

Each week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world.

Sarah McDonald offers her thoughts on events making waves in her native Australia.

2005100120051002

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005100120051002

Vinod Mehta reports from India.

2005100120051002

Vinod Mehta reports from India.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005100820051009
2005100820051009

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rpt of today 5.45am] Then News.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

2005100820051009

Series in which international writers reflect on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005101520051016
2005101520051016

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005101520051016

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

International journalists reflect on the latest developments - political, social and cultural, in their part of the world. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005102220051023

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Natalia Antelava reports from Azerbaijan. [Rpt of Sat 5.45pm]

2005102220051023

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world.

Natalia Antelava reports from Azerbaijan.

2005102220051023

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world.

Natalia Antelava reports from Azerbaijan.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Natalia Antelava reports from Azerbaijan. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm] Then News.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Natalia Antelava reports from Azerbaijan. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005102920051030

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. US journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005102920051030

US journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle.

2005102920051030

US journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. US journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm] Then News.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. US journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005110520051106

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005110520051106

Journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany.

2005110520051106

Journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm] Then News.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005111220051113

Who is Nicholas Sarkozy, the embattled French Interior Minister?

A man with incredible drive, ambition and energy, he makes no secret of his ambition to become President in the 2007 elections.

The young Nicholas was small for his age and felt like an outsider, humiliated by real or imagined fingers pointing at him.

As the middle son of a couple who divorced when he was five, Nicholas thought he didn't fit in with the bourgeois, Catholic environment of his wealthy west Paris neighbourhood.

Moreover, his maternal grandfather, in whose house they lived, was Greek and Jewish, and his father was Hungarian.

All these differences from the west Paris norm made him feel ridiculed and despised.

He never wanted to be in that position again.

Aged 50, he's been Minister of Finance, of the Interior (twice), and president of the ruling UMP party.

During a TV interview he was asked whether, in the morning, when he shaves, he thinks about becoming President.

The answer:.."not just when I'm shaving".

And what about his politics? Unusually, for France, he is an Atlanticist, and is also in favour of affirmative action.

Will this make or break him?

In this special edition of Airmail, Esther Leneman profiles the man they call "Sarko".

2005111220051113

Who is Nicholas Sarkozy, the embattled French Interior Minister?

A man with incredible drive, ambition and energy, he makes no secret of his ambition to become President in the 2007 elections.

The young Nicholas was small for his age and felt like an outsider, humiliated by real or imagined fingers pointing at him.

As the middle son of a couple who divorced when he was five, Nicholas thought he didn't fit in with the bourgeois, Catholic environment of his wealthy west Paris neighbourhood.

Moreover, his maternal grandfather, in whose house they lived, was Greek and Jewish, and his father was Hungarian.

All these differences from the west Paris norm made him feel ridiculed and despised.

He never wanted to be in that position again.

Aged 50, he's been Minister of Finance, of the Interior (twice), and president of the ruling UMP party.

During a TV interview he was asked whether, in the morning, when he shaves, he thinks about becoming President.

The answer:.."not just when I'm shaving".

And what about his politics? Unusually, for France, he is an Atlanticist, and is also in favour of affirmative action.

Will this make or break him?

In this special edition of Airmail, Esther Leneman profiles the man they call "Sarko".

The young Nicholas was small for his age and felt like an outsider, humiliated by real or imagined fingers pointing at him. As the middle son of a couple who divorced when he was five, Nicholas thought he didn't fit in with the bourgeois, Catholic environment of his wealthy west Paris neighbourhood. Moreover, his maternal grandfather, in whose house they lived, was Greek and Jewish, and his father was Hungarian. All these differences from the west Paris norm made him feel ridiculed and despised. He never wanted to be in that position again.

Aged 50, he's been Minister of Finance, of the Interior (twice), and president of the ruling UMP party. During a TV interview he was asked whether, in the morning, when he shaves, he thinks about becoming President. The answer:.."not just when I'm shaving".

And what about his politics? Unusually, for France, he is an Atlanticist, and is also in favour of affirmative action. Will this make or break him?

In this special edition of Airmail, Esther Leneman profiles the man they call "Sarko". Then News.

20051113

Who is Nicholas Sarkozy, the embattled French Interior Minister?

A man with incredible drive, ambition and energy, he makes no secret of his ambition to become President in the 2007 elections.

The young Nicholas was small for his age and felt like an outsider, humiliated by real or imagined fingers pointing at him. As the middle son of a couple who divorced when he was five, Nicholas thought he didn't fit in with the bourgeois, Catholic environment of his wealthy west Paris neighbourhood. Moreover, his maternal grandfather, in whose house they lived, was Greek and Jewish, and his father was Hungarian. All these differences from the west Paris norm made him feel ridiculed and despised. He never wanted to be in that position again.

Aged 50, he's been Minister of Finance, of the Interior (twice), and president of the ruling UMP party. During a TV interview he was asked whether, in the morning, when he shaves, he thinks about becoming President. The answer:.."not just when I'm shaving".

And what about his politics? Unusually, for France, he is an Atlanticist, and is also in favour of affirmative action. Will this make or break him?

In this special edition of Airmail, Esther Leneman profiles the man they call "Sarko".

2005111920051120

Indian editor Vinod Mehta reports from India.

2005111920051120

Indian editor Vinod Mehta reports from India.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Indian editor Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm] Then News.

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Indian editor Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005111920051120

International journalists reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. Indian editor Vinod Mehta reports from India. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005112620051127

Esther Leneman reflects on what's going on with secondary education in France.

2005112620051127

Esther Leneman reflects on what's going on with secondary education in France.

20051203

In this edition, Malaysian academic Farish Noor writes on events in Asia.

20051203

In this edition, Malaysian academic Farish Noor writes on events in Asia.

International writers reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. In this edition, Malaysian academic Farish Noor writes on events in Asia. [Rptd today 8.45pm]

International writers reflect on the latest developments in their part of the world. In this edition, Malaysian academic Farish Noor writes on events in Asia. [Rpt of 5.45am]

2005121020051211
2005121020051211

An international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world. Hear the inside story of what is happening around the world. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005121020051211

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Hear the inside story of what is happening around the world. [Rpt of 5.45am] Then News.

An international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural, social - in their part of the world. Hear the inside story of what is happening around the world. [Rptd today 7.45pm]

2005121720051218

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. US Journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005121720051218

US Journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle.

2005121720051218

US Journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle.

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. US Journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. US Journalist Tim Egan writes from Seattle. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

2005122420051225

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Sarah McDonald writes from Australia. [Rpt of Sat 5.45am]

2005122420051225

Sarah McDonald writes from Australia.

2005122420051225

Sarah McDonald writes from Australia.

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Sarah McDonald writes from Australia. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Sarah McDonald writes from Australia. [Rpt of today 5.45am]

20051231

Thomas Kielinger writes from his native Germany.

20051231

Thomas Kielinger writes from his native Germany.

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Thomas Kielinger writes from his native Germany. [Rptd today 7.45pm, Sun 5.40pm]

An international writer reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Thomas Kielinger writes from his native Germany. [Rpt of today 5.45am]