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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.

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2016-09-29 oil

What's the deal with oil? Saudi Arabia's about-face on OPEC (part 2)

Will OPEC really tighten production? Is Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer, really feeling the pinch? It's just announced austerity measures but still sits on a...

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2016-09-29 OPEC

What's the deal with oil? Saudi Arabia's about-face on OPEC (part 1)

Will OPEC really tighten production? Is Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer, really feeling the pinch? It's just announced austerity measures but still sits on a...

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2016-09-28 Shimon Peres

The Legacy of Shimon Peres: The last of Israel's founding generation (part 1)

Shimon Peres has passed away at 93. He signed the Oslo Accords, was a three-time prime minister and president, and a statesman who was truly the last of his generation. In...

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2016-09-28 Israel

The Legacy of Shimon Peres: What's left of the Oslo Accords? (part 2)

Shimon Peres has passed away at 93. He signed the Oslo Accords, was a three-time prime minister and president, and a statesman who was truly the last of his generation. In...

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2016-09-27 Hillary Clinton

Who won? The impact of first Clinton-Trump debate (part 1)

How will the chips fall? 80 million Americans tuned in live for Monday's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The encounter delivered the promised...

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