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Aleppo: The story of 7-year-old Bana Alabed

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BUSINESS DAILY

Trump, Italy, slow growth: The ECB's challenges

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Film show: 'Graduation', 'Go Home' & Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

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MEDIAWATCH

After latest Snowden leaks, is it time to use carrier pigeons?

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THE DEBATE

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

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THE INTERVIEW

France's ex-foreign minister talks Syria, Iran and climate change

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TALKING EUROPE

Politicians, activists and researchers debate the issues facing the EU and a 'guest of the week' offers their insight in a long-format interview that gets to the heart of the matter. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2012-12-03

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Latvian president

Four years after being forced to request a bailout and seeing its GDP shrink by 24 per cent, Latvia has become the EU's fastest-growing economy. Is this proof that stringent austerity policies work? What can Spain and Greece learn from the Latvian model? Christophe Robeet speaks to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, a former Latvian president.

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2016-12-03 Ukraine

Ukraine’s ex-prime minister: ‘Ukraine protects EU borders’

Three years have passed since the so-called Maidan protests in Ukraine – a period which saw the country rapidly divide itself on the issue of whether to strengthen its ties with...

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2016-12-03 far right

Extremist populist parties: What's the reason behind their rise?

Turning against traditional parties, voters are increasingly opting for the candidates and parties they perceive as outsiders. A fear of foreigners or doubts about economic...

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2016-11-27 European Union

Working lives: Who is happy across the EU and why?

In the EU, the expected duration of our working lives has increased by almost two years, according to recent statistics from Eurostat. A longer working life, then, but at what...

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2016-11-27 development

EU development aid: A tool to fix the migrant crisis?

The world faces an unprecedented flow of migrants. One out of every 113 people on earth is an asylum seeker, internally displaced person or a refugee, according to the United...

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2016-11-19 Germany

German MEP slams Trump's 'lies' on global warming

Rebecca Harms is a German MEP and Co-President of the Group of the Greens in the EU Parliament. Amid concern that US President-elect Donald Trump, a climate change denier, could...

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