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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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Latest update : 2011-11-02

World Population: 7 billion, and counting

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from Manchester, Vermont, USA.

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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