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The World This Week - 01 August 2014 (part 2)

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Coverage of Gaza in the Israeli media

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REPORTERS

1914-1918: The Depths of Hell

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 01 August 2014

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THE INTERVIEW

Exclusive: Israel's US ambassador speaks to FRANCE 24

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#THE 51%

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Ségolène Royal goes for green

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THE OBSERVERS

A look back at some of the Observers' best stories

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DEBATE

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds' (part 2)

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A daily update on the latest business and economic news. From Monday to Friday live at 6.15 am Paris time.

BUSINESS DAILY

BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-05-13

Pfizer boss to face UK lawmakers over Astrazeneca bid

The Chief Executive of US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, Ian Read, faces a grilling by British politicians this Tuesday over his company’s bid for rival Astrazeneca. Pfizer has made two offers to buy the Anglo-Swedish firm, worth $106 billion, but both have been rejected by its board. The US drugs maker has said it will pursue its takeover efforts, and warned that Astrazeneca faces challenges if it stands alone. Also today: a chance to apply for the "most fun job in China".

By Stephen CARROLL

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2014-08-01 Argentina

France's Iliad reaches for T-Mobile

France’s Iliad – the parent company of the low-cost mobile operator Free – has made a surprise bid for T-Mobile US. It marks a new attempt at expansion for the firm that changed...

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2014-07-31 Argentina

Argentina set for deeper recession after default

Argentina is set to dip deeper into recession after the country defaulted on a payment to its creditors. Last-minute talks to try to avert the crisis failed, leaving Argentina in...

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2014-07-30 Ukraine

Last-ditch talks aim to avert Argentina default

Crunch talks will continue this Wednesday in an effort to avoid Argentina defaulting on its debts for the third time in 28 years. The country’s economy minister Axel Kicillof...

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2014-07-29 Argentina

Argentina braced for another debt default

Argentina is braced for another default on its debts - the third in 28 years. The latest crisis comes after a court in the United States ruled that Buenos Aires must repay a...

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2014-07-28 France

French government hopes to collect €1.8bn from foreign accounts

The French government is hoping to collect €1.8 billion in taxes and penalties this year from the holders of undeclared foreign bank accounts. The authorities announced a...

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