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China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 2)

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China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 1)

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Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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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 : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

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, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2015-09-03 China

China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 2)

In a tremendous show of strength, China marked the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two with a mammoth military parade. With President Xi announcing 300,000...

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2015-09-03 China

China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 1)

In a tremendous show of strength, China marked the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two with a mammoth military parade. With President Xi announcing 300,000...

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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2015-09-02 Turkey

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

We take a long, hard look at Turkey: A country that has reached a major turning point. For 10 years Reccep Tayip Erdogan could do no wrong: Turkey's leader won every election,...

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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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