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So much for French Socialism? France faces budget squeeze

France's new leaders may have trouble saying the word "austerity", but no sooner are they in office than they face a larger-than-expected deficit and smaller-than-expected growth. Socialism "à la française" finds itself put to the test of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

  • Richard YUNG, Senator, French Socialist Party;
  • Jonas HADDAD, National Delegate for Youth, UMP party;
  • Mark DEEN, Jounalist, Bloomberg News.

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French President be Libya's Peacemaker?

And it's been seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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