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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.

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2017-02-15 NATO

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 1)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-15 defence

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 2)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-14 Donald Trump

Trump's Troubles: What Flynn's fall says about the new White House (part 1)

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, has resigned just 24 days into a key role in the new administration - the price paid for misleading the vice president...

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2017-02-14 Donald Trump

Trump's Troubles: What Flynn's fall says about the new White House (part 2)

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, has resigned just 24 days into a key role in the new administration - the price paid for misleading the vice president...

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2017-02-13 France

The State of the Suburbs: Is France at its Ferguson Moment? (part 2)

The Paris suburbs are the scene of violence and anger in the wake of the alleged sexual assault and beating by police of a 22-year-old black man. The police investigation of the...

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