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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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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (part 1)

Who does Donald Trump pick to interview him? With less than a week until his inauguration, the president-elect gave an interview to former pro-Brexit minister Michael Gove, now a...

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2017-01-16 Brexit

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (part 2)

Who does Donald Trump pick to interview him? With less than a week until his inauguration, the president-elect gave an interview to former pro-Brexit minister Michael Gove, now a...

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2017-01-12 Europe

Peace at last? Cyprus closer than ever to deal (part 1)

Could there be a deal to end Europe's longest-running conflict? For his very first assignment, the new UN secretary-general flew into Geneva to get a Cyprus peace deal over the...

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