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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

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Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

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Tunisia Attack: UK ponders airstrike in Syria; Uber Popped: service suspended after French taxi revolt

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Greece's Choice: Europe holds its breath over Sunday's referendum

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Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

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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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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 2)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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2015-06-30 Turkey

Turkey's Border Bother: Ankara wary of emboldened Kurds (part 1)

Could Turkey be preparing to intervene in Syria? The president chaired a national security council meeting on Monday after fiery remarks last Friday. The same Erdogan was accused...

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2015-07-02 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 2)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-02 Egypt

Egypt at daggers drawn (part 1)

Egypt's leader, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, vows to fight fire with fire in a week marked by a high-profile political assassination in Cairo and a bold attack by IS group-affiliated...

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2015-07-01 eurozone

Greece: Better deal or bust (part 2)

Europe has now entered a whole new phase of uncertainty. Greece has become the first EU nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the continent holds its...

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