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Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

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Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-12-09

Banking system: reform, what reform?

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona urged followers to help him bring down a "criminal and corrupt" banking system by withdrawing their savings. Thousands signed up to the "cashpoint revolution", but after numerous warnings by French politicians and bankers, only a handful of people actually did it. Capitalism remains intact, but the incident has highlighted the level of public anger against bankers. Is that anger justified? And have banking reforms actually made any difference?

A debate with Laura Baines and guests:

Frédéric BONNEVAY, Economist at the Fiscal Policy Forum
Sofiane ABOURA, Professor of Finance at Paris Dauphine University
Pat LEAHY, Political Editor for Sunday Business Post (by phone from Dublin)

Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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