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The Pope's visit: the role of religion today? (part2)

Benedict XVI is in Madrid for a four day visit, starting off with World Youth Day. An estimated one and a half million people are expected to visit the event, and with that in mind Laura Baines asks her guests if faith could be the answer to many of the ills plaguing modern society? Or does too much focus on the afterlife mean that we neglect the chance to make life on earth better for everybody?

  • Pierre WHALON. Bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe;
  • Myra MADHY DARIDAN. Egyptian writer, author of "Le Coran raconté aux enfants";
  • Tom HENEGHAN. Religion editor, Reuters;
  • Andrew COPSON. Chief executive, British Humanist Association - from London;
  • Steve MARSHALL. Young participant to World Youth Days - By phone from Madrid.

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2017-01-23 Benoit Hamon

Splintered Left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary runoff (part 1)

France’s primaries of the Socialists and the Left have narrowed down to two finalists: former education minister Benoit Hamon and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. With...

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2017-01-23 Benoit Hamon

Splintered Left: Are Europe's social democrats obsolete? (part 2)

France’s primaries of the Socialists and the Left have narrowed down to two finalists: former education minister Benoit Hamon and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. With...

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2017-01-19 Business

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 tax evasion

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

As business leaders, policymakers and NGOs gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, FRANCE 24 brings you a special debate on how countries should tax multinational companies....

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal....

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