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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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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced : Does the punishment fit the crime? (Part 1)

A five year sentence, at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that captivated...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-20 Syria

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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