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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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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-27 earthquakes

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

As Nepal reels from its worst earthquake in decades, well-honed rescuers from the four corners of the earth are mobilizing to find more survivors under the rubble, care for the...

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2015-04-23 immigration

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 2)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-23 European Union

Migrant Deaths: Decision Time for Europe (part 1)

It's a death toll equivalent to eight Germanwings Airbus crashes. The 1,200 would-be migrants who have drowned in less than a week in the Mediterranean have prompted Europe's...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Yemen Conflict: Shifting Sands, Shifting Loyalties (part 2)

Within hours of announcing the end of its military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition planes bombed the city of Taiz. Fighting is also continuing in the...

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