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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

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Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

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Latest update : 2011-08-31

Taxing the rich: should wealthy people pay more? (part 2)

The rich and super-rich want to pay more taxes to help the economy. It started with American business tycoon Warren Buffet. Then here in France, fifteen billionaires followed suit. In Italy and Germany, the wealthy have also said they want to pay more to help balance their countries' finances. But can these good intentions actually produce the desired effect? And why are billionaires offering more money?

  • Tarik MOUAKIL. Economist, Author of "Asset Markets, Portfolio Choice and Macroeconomic Activity";
  • Craig COPETAS. Senior writer, Bloomberg News;
  • Sony KAPOOR. Managing Director, Re-Define (from Brussels);
  • David LOGAN. Economist, Tax Foundation (from Washington).

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-08-31 Calais

Europe's migrant crisis: Share the burden or shut the borders? (part 1)

France’s prime minister on Monday visited a migrant shelter in Calais. The city is perceived as a flashpoint in Europe’s migrant crisis, despite drawing a mere fraction of the...

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2015-08-31 Calais

Europe's migrant crisis: Share the burden or shut the borders? (part 2)

France’s prime minister on Monday visited a migrant shelter in Calais. The city is perceived as a flashpoint in Europe’s migrant crisis, despite drawing a mere fraction of the...

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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