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What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 1

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What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 2

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One year after Gaza war, residents still struggling to survive

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Libya in search of unity

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Tina Arena: Love, loss and la langue française

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History’s worst tragedies: Would you have resisted?

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Lithuanian president: 'Greek govt is not willing to take responsibility'

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Violence and chaos await migrants in Libya

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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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2015-07-06 Greece

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 1

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-07-06 Alexis Tsipras

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe - part 2

Athenians celebrated well into the night after a resounding "no" in a referendum on accepting the bailout terms of creditors. But when the Greek capital awoke Monday, banks were...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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2015-07-02 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 2)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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