People & Profit
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Strikes and power: French unions take on government over labour lawsFrench workers and unions often spark headlines for their frequent strikes. In the past few months, there has been a series of walkouts over a government plan to reform labour…
2016-06-23 06:58 EN NW GRAB GALLAGHER FROM 7H Q2
'STAFFERS BRINGING BLANKETS AND SLEEPING BAGS'France 24's Gallagher Fenwick talks about Democratic sit-in on the floor of US Congress.
Synthé: WASHINGTON, DCA few days after a nightclub in Orlando was silenced, dialogue is hard to find at Washington's Islamic Center.We want to talk with worshippers about homosexuality and Islam.VOX, no synthéVOX, no synthé PTC Philip CROWTHERUPSOUND In a tense atmosphere, this Muslim organizer set up the vigil in the US capital against homophobia and Islamophobia.SOT Raja DARAKSHAN, Vigil organizerHomosexual and Muslim are two identities this openly gay Imam has embraced.He admits it isn't easy all the time.SOT Imam Abdullah DAAYIEE, Executive Director, Mecca InstituteIlana Alazzeh is a disciple of Washington's gay Imam.SOT Ilana ALAZZEH, Muslim LGBT community activist This show of dialogue and unity seems a world away right now from America's renewed political tensions.Synthé: Report by Philip Crowther and Gallagher Fenwick
Gay Muslims fight Islamophobia and homophobiaSynthé: WASHINGTON, DCA few days after a nightclub in Orlando was silenced, dialogue is hard to find at Washington's Islamic Center.We want to talk with…
US territory Puerto Rico drowning in debt$72 billion is the astronomical amount of debt that's weighing down US territory Puerto Rico. The Caribbean island can no longer pay back its creditors. Essential services are in…
Trump causes deep divisions within Republican PartyHe's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and seemingly unstoppable. But billionaire tycoon Donald Trump's often controversial rhetoric has practically torn the GOP…
Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death
Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray deathBaltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death
On the trail of US-exiled cleric Gulen, arch enemy of ErdoganTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once had a staunch ally in Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. But the relationship between the two men soured to the extent that the…
The vicious cycle of student debt in the USStudent debt in the United States now stands at over a trillion dollars. And it’s going up, to the tune of 2,700 dollars per second. FRANCE 24 reporters Philip Crowther and…
PEOPLE & PROFIT
US elections economics: Meet the 'angry' American votersIncome inequality, a minimum wage and trade. In this special US programme, we take a look at some of the key economic issues that will shape the race for the White House.
2016-04-15 07:17 Panama trying to clear its name
Panama goes on the defensive in wake of leaksPanamanian authorities say they are not to blame for a string of scandals linked to the Panama Papers leak, but Oxfam says they are no innocent player in the…
Synthé: WASHINGTON, DCThe Panamanian authorities would love to stop being the centre of attention just for one day…Journalist: "Panama has a bad reputation, doesn't it?"UPSOUND, no synthé"Not at all, we've come here to refute these allegations."Panama's, and all of the whole world's finance leaders are in Washington these days.SOT Ivan ZARAK, Panamanian Vice Minister of EconomyThe head of one of the country's government-owned banks is on the defensive. SOT Rolando J. DE LEON DE ALBA, General Manager, Banco Nacionel de Panamá"We are not responsible for all that. We are working in a coordinated and transparent way to face the consequences of all this."American names were largely absent from the Panama Papers, but now Oxfam America says they are anything but innocent. Its report says the top 50 US companies have stored 1.4 trillion dollars in tax havens. SOT, Raymond OFFENHEISER, President, Oxfam AmericaThe European Union wants to be on the right side of history. It's calling for the world's biggest companies to declare its taxes openly, including those based in the US. Sot Pierre MOSCOVICI, European Commissioner for economy and taxation"."PTC, Philip CROWTHER"Now, Europe's five largest economies, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, have decided here to work closer together and to share data on tax avoidance. It's another direct consequence of the publication of the Panama Papers. "Synthé: Report by Philip Crowther and Gallagher Fenwick
Panama goes on the defensive in wake of leaksPanamanian authorities would love to stop being the centre of attention just for one day.