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Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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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.

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Latest update : 2014-08-01

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds'

Is Argentina being held hostage by greedy speculators or populist politicians? Latin America's third-largest economy is once again on the brink after the government failed to reach a deal with a small minority of bond holders who rejected the terms of the last default in 2001. The country's fate is being decided in New York because the debt was issued in dollars. How can these so-called "vulture funds" be rewarded for piling on the pain when Buenos Aires has since honoured its commitments?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Alexandre KATEB

Economist and Strategic Advisor

Carlos WINOGRAD

Argentinian Former Secretary of State for Competition, Deregulation and Consumer Affairs (1999-2002)

Eduardo CUE

France 24 International Affairs Editor

Costas LAPAVITSAS

Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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