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South African demonstrators set 17 schools ablaze in Limpopo

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Polls show Sanders would beat Trump by 'at least 14%'

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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

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Interview: Helen Clark, UN Secretary-General candidate

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Trade trouble: Will TTIP agreement see the light of day?

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On the trail of US-exiled cleric Gulen, arch enemy of Erdogan

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Discovering the 'father of African photography' and Nobuyoshi Araki’s erotic art

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

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THE DEBATE

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).

Watch the first part here.

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2016-05-05 London

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-05 Conservative Party (UK)

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 2)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 1)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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