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The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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Latest update : 2011-08-05

Rating agencies: are they too powerful? (part 2)

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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2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

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2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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