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US shutdown: whose default is it? (part 2)

As the fear of default on US treasury bills looms larger and larger, the Tea Party stands its ground on tying the budget battle to the new US health care law. François Picard’s panel raises the spectre of Washington lawmakers that strike a temporary deal but lurch from crisis to crisis.

  • Susan GUGGENHEIM, Co-founder of the Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC
  • Amine OUAZAD, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science, INSEAD
  • Philippe WAECHTER, Chief Economist, Natixis Asset Management
  • Jean Pierre LAROCHELLE, Political Commentator and Analyst
  • Douglas HERBERT, International Affairs Editor, France 24 

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    Programme prepared and produced by Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel and Christopher Davis

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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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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