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Latest update : 2011-11-24

US debt showdown: who's to blame for the deadlock?

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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2014-10-20 Syria

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medicine deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Erdogan's foreign minister announced it...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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2014-10-15 France

France and fiscal discipline: French budget under scrutiny from Brussels

France is facing the wrath of Brussels over its deficit, and is also at odds with Germany over the austerity versus growth debate. New economy minister Emmanuel Macron has...

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2014-10-15 Budget

France and fiscal discipline: French budget under scrutiny from Brussels (part 2)

France is facing the wrath of Brussels over its deficit, and is also at odds with Germany over the austerity versus growth debate. New economy minister Emmanuel Macron has...

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