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When China sneezes: World markets rattled by Shanghai’s burst bubble (part 2)

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Our panel of Paris-based journalists review the week’s international news: the stories that made the headlines and also those you may have missed! Join us every Friday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Latest update : 2011-08-01

The World This Week - July 29th, 2011 (part 2)

The rest of the world may quiver over the debt deadlock but all that matters to Washington lawmakers are the phone calls, letters, and emails of frenzied constituents. Also, the media blitz of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New York accuser, and the difference between democracy and free speech in the wake of the China train disaster.

  • ZHANG Xin. Journalist, Xinhua News Agency;
  • George KAZOLIAS. News Producer at AITV-RFO, Professor at the American University of Paris;
  • Billie OKADAMERI. Journalist, Africa specialist, Radio France Internationale;
  • Eric OLANDER. Digital Media Editor, France 24.

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2015-08-28 Thalys train attack

When China sneezes: World markets rattled by Shanghai’s burst bubble (part 2)

China watchers insisted this week that calling Shanghai’s burst financial bubble "The Great Fall of China" was too strong. But that didn't stop world markets from experiencing a...

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2015-08-28 migrants

Desperate to get to Europe: How to handle the migrant surge? (part 1)

Every day, the list of migrant tragedies grows longer. This week alone, 105 bodies were recovered from a capsized boat off Libya, and there was the shocking discovery of 71...

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2015-07-31 Turkey

Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey launches offensives on PKK and Islamic State Group (part 2)

Turkey finally decided to join the struggle against the Islamic State group, launching bombing raids, allowing US aircraft to use Turkish air bases, and tightening security on...

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2015-07-31 Calais

Europe’s shame: Calais migrant crisis deepens (part 1)

The blame game kicked in this week between Paris and London, as thousands of migrants continued to risk their lives to head to Britain from the French port town of Calais. The...

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2015-07-24 Barack Obama

French farmers revolt: Protests spread despite govt aid package (part 2)

French farmers have been manning the barricades this week. Dairy prices have gone through the floor worldwide these past months, and French farmers are dumping Belgian milk and...

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