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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

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Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

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The rise of Hindu far-right groups

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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

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Rebuilding attacked churches in Niger, and illegal fishing in Iran

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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Film Show : 'Suite française', 'Shaun the sheep' and 'A perfect man'

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Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

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Facebook tracks you, even if you are not a user

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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 : 2011-11-24

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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2015-04-01 Boko Haram

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 2)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-04-01 Nigeria

Nigeria's Historic Election: The Return of Muhammadu Buhari (part 1)

It was shortly after 5pm local time Tuesday when the sitting president of Africa's most populous nation picked up the phone to concede defeat. Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part two)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-31 Iran

Iran deal: Deadline day for nuclear talks (part one)

When the sun rose on Lake Geneva this morning, major obstacles remained, such as disagreements over the monitoring of enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions. But...

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2015-03-30 Boko Haram

Nigeria: And the winner is... Tense wait for election results (part 2)

A "largely peaceful" vote in Nigeria's closest-ever presidential election - but how about the vote-counting? Both sides are on their guard as Africa's most populous nation waits...

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