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Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

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David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

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Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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IMF warns of risks posed by Chinese slowdown to global economic growth

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Photo of drowned Syrian child sparks outrage

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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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 : 2011-08-03

US debt deal: but at what cost?

Today, the press and blogosphere have called the 74-page agreement between Democrats and Republicans to raise the US debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars "a disastrous compromise", "the result of extortion" and even "a sugar-coated Satan sandwich" (by Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver). Laura Baines asks her guests if Obama has given away too much, and if such a divided Washington will able to deal with the major economic challenges ahead.

 

  • Philip CROWTHER, France 24 Correspondent (from Washington);
  • Bruce STOKES, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
  • Chris EDWARDS, Director of Tax and Budget studies, CATO Institute (from Washington);
  • John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher, Harper’s Magazine (from New York)
  • Ali FATEMI, Professor of finance, American Graduate School of Economics in Paris.

 

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-08-31 Calais

Europe's migrant crisis: Share the burden or shut the borders? (part 1)

France’s prime minister on Monday visited a migrant shelter in Calais. The city is perceived as a flashpoint in Europe’s migrant crisis, despite drawing a mere fraction of the...

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