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The world this week - October 24 2014

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

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Latest update : 2014-06-20

Paul Bremer, Former US administrator in Iraq

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US special envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer defends his record following the 2003 invasion, but admits there were problems with policies "based on the wrong assumption".

Speaking to FRANCE 24’s Douglas Herbert from Washington, DC, Bremer puts up a strong – at times pugnacious – defence of the US decision to ban the ruling Baath Party and disband the Iraqi army in the immediate aftermath of the invasion. Critics charge that these two decisions set the stage for the crisis currently gripping Iraq.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2014-10-22 United Nations

Whistleblower James Wasserstrom slams UN over its failure to fight corruption

James Wasserstrom was the UN's top anti-corruption officer in Kosovo in 2007 when he warned his superiors about a lucrative kickback scheme linking UN officials to a local...

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2014-10-20 Ebola

Interview: Ebola 'a wake-up call', says World Bank chief

The latest World Health Organization figures show the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in the three worst-hit countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. But...

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2014-10-18 Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president

Somali troops backed by African Union forces have carried out a successful military campaign against al-Shabaab's strongholds in the country. But in recent days, the armed group...

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2014-10-15 climate change

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also an economist and a special advisor to the UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon. Five years...

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2014-10-13 Russia

Andrei Grachev, Gorbachev's former adviser and spokesman

Andrei Grachev writes in a new book that he had a sad premonition at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev's dream of a new openness in Soviet life might abruptly end. The putsch would...

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