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Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

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Latest update : 2011-08-10

UK riots: why is London burning? (part 2)

London is experiencing its worst social unrest in almost two decades. Burning cars, widespread looting, and stand-offs between the crowd and the police: it's hard to believe these are scenes taking place in the capital city of one of the world's richest countries. There are also reports of troubles in other cities, including Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool. Laura Baines and her panel discuss what could be the cause of the riots.

  • Robin BAKER, President of the British conservatives in Paris
  • Claude MORAES, Labour Party MEP for London
  • Tony TRAVERS, Sociologist, professor at the London School of Economics
  • Eric OLANDER, France 24 Digital Platforms Editor

    Watch the first part here

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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2017-09-11 Cuba

Picking up the pieces: What lessons from Hurricane Irma?

Now that Irma's weakening, what about next time? As the floodwaters recede, the cost continues to rise. While local communities have started investing in better storm preparation...

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