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Mexico City’s earthquake, Catalonia’s independence struggle and Senegal’s charcoal-making women

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The French protest again and some Viking warriors were women

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Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

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Kenya's supreme court blames electoral board for botched election

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'The door is open for dialogue with Madrid,' says Carles Puigdemont

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Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

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Iraqi Kurdistan FM: 'We are determined to go ahead' with independence vote

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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.

Latest update : 2013-07-25

Detroit bankruptcy: is it contagious?

Say "Detroit" and many in Europe think Greece. Beyond the tragedy of a city that’s lost a quarter of its population in a decade, the Motor City’s demise highlights just how much bad debt is still out there swishing around.

  • Amine OUAZAD, Assistant Professor of Economics & Political Science, INSEAD;
  • Raquel GARRIDO, Spokesperson in charge of international relations, Parti de Gauche (Left Party);
  • Oliver GRIFFITH, Head of communication, International Finance Cooperation;
  • Ludovic SUBRAN, Chief Economist & Director for Economic research, Euler Hermes;
  • Douglas BERNSTEIN, Managing partner of Plunkett Cooney's Banking, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights.

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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