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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 1)

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Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 2)

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Philippines: Embedded with Islamic guerrillas

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

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-03-16

Cataclysm in Japan

In the face of its worst disaster since World War Two, faced with a major nuclear accident and rolling power outages, François Picard’s panel explains why Japan has shown amazing resilience. But will a nation that for two decades has been struggling to get out of the economic doldrums fall into irreversible decline or come out of it all galvanized?

A debate with François Picard and Guests:

Jean-François Di MEGLIO, President of the Asia Centre, CERI Sciences-Po
Ken MORI, Director, France News Digest
Dr. Nissim OTMAZGIN, Lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies and Asia Unit Coordinator for The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (by satellite from Jerusalem)
Paul CONNEALLY, Media and external communications manager of the IFRC, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (by Skype from Geneva)

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Program prepared by Perrine Desplats and Bilal Tarabey

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2016-05-25 Google

Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 1)

Tuesday morning over a hundred tax inspectors raided the headquarters of Google in France. They want 1.6 billion euros in back taxes and to prove that Google France is not a...

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2016-05-25 France

Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 2)

Tuesday morning over a hundred tax inspectors raided the headquarters of Google in France. They want 1.6 billion euros in back taxes and to prove that Google France is not a...

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2016-05-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

Four decades after the fall of Saigon, has Vietnam become Washington's new ally in Asia? The US president announced the end of an arms embargo in place since the end of the...

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2016-05-24 France

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

This Tuesday, strikes at six of France’s 8 oil refineries triggered a run on gas stations in the Paris area and throughout the country. The unions are digging in, with truckers...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 1)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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