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The end is near (part 2)

The Mayans don't think the world's about to end, so why are so many around the planet in a panic? François Picard's panel looks at how through the ages, the threat of doom is more than just a psychological release, it’s politics.

  • Jean-Paul DEMOULE, Professor of later European prehistory at Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Archaeology Unit;
  • A. Craig COPETAS, Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic;
  • Bruno DELPRAT, Specialist on Mayan Culture, CNRS;
  • Alex NIKOLAVITCH, Comic Book Writer.

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2016-12-01 Europe

Europe's next worry: High stakes in Italy constitutional referendum (part 1)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-12-01 Austria

Europe's next worry: Populist surge ahead of votes in Italy, Austria (part 2)

It's another day of reckoning for Europe this coming Sunday as Italians head to the polls to decide whether or not to reform their post-war constitution. A "No" vote could...

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2016-11-30 Middle East

All over in Aleppo? Brutal offensive triggers mass exodus (part 1)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-30 Aleppo

All over in Aleppo? Trump transition adds to Syria uncertainty (part 2)

It looks like the brutal end for the battle of Aleppo. First a siege, then weeks of carpet bombing followed by a ground offensive have Damascus and its allies on the brink of...

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2016-11-29 Asia-pacific

Scandal in Seoul: South Korean President Park offers to resign (part 1)

The blurring of lines between business and politics can grab headlines in Zuma's South Africa or Trump's America, but look to South Korea for a corruption scandal with a...

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