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The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

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Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

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Was 2017 the worst year for the environment?

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Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

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Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

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Climate change: Half of Mexico's coffee plantations have disappeared

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The legendary Swallow Line train in France's Jura region

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Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

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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.

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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2017-12-14 Brexit

May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

Just when it seemed the tide had finally turned in Theresa May's favour, she suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons, with parliament now having greater say on a...

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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