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Latest update : 2017-10-11

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule. Rajoy reacting to the Catalan president’s speech where Carles Puigdemont first pledged to respect "the will of the people" in the wake of the banned October 1st referendum, then declared suspended independence and offered dialogue with Madrid. Has it all gone too far for that?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Selina SYKES and François PICARD.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Toni ROLDAN MONES

Member of Parliament, Ciudadanos party

Oriol DE BALANZO

Writer, 'La Competència' comedy show

Carlos MASCARELL VILAR

European political analyst

Eduard SALSAS

International lawyer, Squire Patton Boggs

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2017-11-16 COP23

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The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Divided Kingdom: UK Parliament, Cabinet at odds over Brexit

It was a particularly long day for Britain's embattled prime minister. In parliament, Theresa May has to fend off challenges within her own party. As the clock ticks on...

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2017-11-13 counter-terrorism

Paris attacks: Two years later, France grapples with how to fight terror

Two years on, France remembers the 130 killed, along with the survivors of the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall, the national stadium and at the terraces of Right Bank...

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2017-11-09 Asia-pacific

Trump in China: US president hails 'great chemistry' with Xi Jinping

Once upon a time, there was a China-bashing US presidential candidate. A year and a day later, Donald J. Trump is feted in Beijing, blaming trade imbalances on his predecessors...

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