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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.




2018-03-22 France

Sarkozy and Gaddafi: The case against France's former president

It's a lot more than yet another campaign finance scandal. The charges brought against France's former president are enough to make you wonder why Nicolas Sarkozy was so keen to...

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2018-03-21 Facebook

'You're fake news': Propaganda and disinformation in the digital age

What to make of revelations that a UK-based data mining company accessed tens of millions of Facebook accounts and then targeted citizens to sway the 2016 election in favour of...

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2018-03-20 Emmanuel Macron

Le français... and the world: Can Macron's plan boost French influence?

Emmanuel Macron has unveiled his grand plan to make French the third most spoken language in the world. Currently it's Chinese, Spanish and then English in the top three. It's an...

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2018-03-19 elections

Putin's Russia: What next?

Vladimir Putin has been re-elected president of Russia for another six years, with a promise to improve the quality of life of the Russian people. François Picard asks the big...

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2018-03-15 Middle East

Seven years of war: What outcome for Syria?

Seven years and counting. In Syria, the deaths have run in the hundreds of thousands and the displaced in the millions. To this day there is still plenty of bloodshed and new...

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