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Is there a risk of complacency in the Macron camp?

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French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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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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2017-04-25 North Korea

Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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2017-04-25 Donald Trump

Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 2)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-24 Emmanuel Macron

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 2)

For the first time since World War II, neither the main centre-left or centre-right parties in France will be on the ballot. Instead it's far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen...

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2017-04-20 French Presidential Elections 2017

Up for grabs: Total uncertainty ahead of French presidential election (part 1)

The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A...

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