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Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

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Brazil's bumpy countdown to the Rio Olympics

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'Luminous Discontent': Robert Longo’s monochrome vision

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Migrants: Austria building fence on border with Italy

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Finland: Migrants and money (part 2)

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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.

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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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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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2016-05-03 Renault

How much is too much? Growing calls to cap executive pay (part 2)

Here in France shareholders in carmaker Renault rejected their boss' 7,2 million euro pay, only to be overruled by the board. The state, which owns nearly 20% of Renault, is...

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2016-05-02 shiite

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: Corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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