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Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

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Majority of EU citizens 'support transatlantic trade deal'

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Ukraine's finance minister: Kiev 'needs a substantial amount of money'

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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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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal?

With just over ten months to go before the UN climate change conference in Paris, how can a comprehensive global climate deal be achieved? FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson put the...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 2)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-22 eurozone

Make or break moment for the euro: Will unprecedented bond-buying beat deflation? (part 1)

The European Central Bank is embarking on an unprecedented 18-month bond-buying experiment, to the tune of 60 billion euros a month through September of next year. ECB president...

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2015-01-21 Manuel Valls

France's urban 'apartheid': Paris attacks rattle the Republic's model of integration (part 1)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of a "cultural, ethnic, and territorial apartheid" in this country and of the government's responsibility to build social cohesion....

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