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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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Nigeria land conflict: Government condemns attacks, vows crackdown

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Venezuela's two-day week

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A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

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Barbie: What a doll!

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Coping with cheap oil: Gulf countries cut spending as oil revenue drops

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Brazil's bumpy countdown to the Rio Olympics

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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 : 2012-08-15

Food fight: the return of record grain prices

Is it really down to a choice between filling the tank or feeding the planet? With droughts in the US and Eastern Europe and pushing grain prices to record highs, environmentalists are calling for an end to ethanol.

  • Frank VAN TONGEREN Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • Markus KARLSSON France 24 Business Editor
  • Jacques BERTHELOT Economist, member of 'Solidarité' (NGO) (from Toulouse, France)
  • Randy OLSON Executive Director, Iowa Biodiesel board (from Dallas, Texas, USA)

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    Produced by Shamira Muhammad, Mary Colombel, Sara Bertilsson

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 1)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-27 Spain

The Spanish Indecision: Protest parties in stalemate with old guard (part 2)

Is Spain at a dead end? The king is poised to send voters back to the polls again, six months after the failure of coalition talks. In December, it was all of Europe that watched...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 2)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 1)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly...

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2016-04-25 Barack Obama

Obama's Europe: Growing isolationism on both sides of the Atlantic (part 1)

Meeting the leaders of Germany, Britain, Italy and France, Obama made his pitch for a free-trade deal between the US and Europe. It's win-win, he claims, but as time passes...

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