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Latest update : 2017-10-19

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now? Call in the army? Arrest regional president Carles Puigdemont? The escalation around the staging of that banned October 1st independence referendum is entering a new phase.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Christopher DAVIS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Adria ALSINA

Activist, Assemblea Nacional Catalana

Roberto ROBLES

Senior Associate, Global Counsel

Liz CASTRO

Author, "Many grains of sand"

Victor GOMEZ FRIAS

Member, PSOE

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2018-07-19 François PICARD

Heavy Meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

For those who remember the Cold War the current news cycle sounds familiar. Today, Maria Butina is accused of attempting to infiltrate the Republican Party on behalf of Russian...

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2018-07-18 Americas

Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president...

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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