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The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

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British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

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TALKING EUROPE

Security in Europe: Is there more that could or should be done?

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Is this the end of the Western post-war order?

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THE INTERVIEW

Living with the 'new normal': How govts need to innovate in the fight against terrorism

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IN THE PAPERS

Putin 'gets the tsar treatment' as he meets Macron in Versailles

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-08-05

Rating agencies: are they too powerful?

It's human nature to want to blame someone when things go wrong, and that might explain why officials in Europe and the United States are pointing the finger at the debt ratings agencies. Some say the ratings agencies are making a bad situation worse...but aren't the folks at S&Ps, Fitch and Moody's just doing their job?

  • David WEIDNER. Columnist, Wall Street Journal (from New York);
  • Jean-Michel SIX. Chief European Economist, Standard and Poor's;
  • Sara BERTIN. Managing Director, Sovereign Advisory, Société Générale - Former Senior Analyst at Moody's;
  • Philippe d'ARVISENET. Associate Professor of Economics, Paris University - La Sorbonne.

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-27 Africa

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

Our distinguished panel of guests discuss how to step up trade and investment between Africa and Asia. A special debate filmed in Ahmedabad, India.

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 2)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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2017-05-25 NATO

Trump at NATO: What future for the Atlantic Alliance? (part 1)

US President Donald Trump is this Thursday in a city he once described as a "hellhole" for talks with leaders from an alliance he once called "obsolete". So perhaps it is no...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. The world's most famous film festival is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings, parties and deal-making...

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