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Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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Photo of drowned Syrian child sparks outrage

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Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2013-05-24

John Christensen, Director, Tax Justice Network

Governments across the world are cracking down on tax havens, but some of those very same governments are equally touting their countries as offshore financial centres. Annette Young talks to John Christensen, director of the Tax Justice Network, about how these nations, such as Britain, are suffering from what he calls the "financial curse", where their oversized financial sectors ironically hinder economic growth.

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2015-09-02 world economy

EU policy consigns Greece ‘to deeper depression’, says Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 winner of the Nobel prize for economics and the former chief economist of the World Bank, has just published a new book: "The Great Divide – Unequal...

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2015-08-26 France

Peter Gumbel: 'Social inequalities on the rise' in French education system

The French are proud of their education system, but standards are slipping. Peter Gumbel, a former reporter for Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal, has been to meet...

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2015-08-18 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian FM: Israel, Hamas ‘on the verge’ of truce deal

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said that Israel and Hamas are holding secret talks on establishing a long-term truce.

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2015-08-15 Austerity

Leftist mayor of Madrid calls for 'transparency' and 'being close to people'

Manuela Carmena, a 71-year-old former judge, took up her post as mayor of Madrid back in June. Carmena, who campaigned with the support of the anti-establishment Podemos party,...

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2015-08-12 exhibition

Photographer Reza on his new exhibition by child refugees

Reza is an Iranian-born photographer based in Paris. He is currently holding a major exhibition on the banks of the River Seine in the French capital, showing the lives of Syrian...

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