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US debt showdown: who's to blame for the deadlock? (part 2)

It's Thanksgiving in the United States, but millions of Americans will be hard pushed to find much to be grateful for this year - 9% of the population is out of work. Meanwhile in Washington, it's deadlock as usual. The so-called congressional "super-committee" has missed a deadline on an agreement to reduce the country's record national debt. This means across the board spending cuts will take effect.

  • Ellen WASYLINA, Republicans Abroad;
  • Zachary MILLER, Democrats Abroad;
  • Amine OUZAD, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD;
  • Daniel HAMILTON, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS.

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2018-01-17 Poland

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland took to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights. Rights they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law and...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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2018-01-11 Europe

Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And...

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2018-01-10 Emmanuel Macron

Conspiracy theories: How to sort truth from fiction?

Long before there was the internet, there were conspiracy theories: neatly-bundled stories to explain events that are hard to swallow. So why does a new survey show that a...

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