As George W. Bush breaks a two-year silence since leaving the White House to plug “Decision Points”, can the former US president make something of a political comeback with his memoirs? The France 24 Debate looks at the book and the man with guests that include a member of Republicans abroad and Radio France International's former Washington bureau chief.
Former US President George W. Bush is back in the spotlight after releasing his memoirs, in which he recounts the many mistakes he feels he made during his eight years in the White House. The latest grim finds as Mexico's drug war claims its 10,000 victim this year; police in Acapulco uncover mass grave of 18 bodies. And how Ecuador has become the promised land for many Cubans.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS: We look at a comparison between George W. Bush's memoirs and those of 16-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber. It's tougher to tell the difference between the two books than you'd think! Also a feminist battle makes the headlines in Germany. We also take a look at the winner of a British portrait photography competition.
Former President George W. Bush reclaims the spotlight Tuesday with the release of a new memoir, "Decision Points", defending his "war on terror" and the Iraq invasion. The unpopular ex-president has kept a low profile since leaving the White House.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the latest political to be "Google Bombed". Just type in the French word for a**hole, "trou du cul," to see the president’s Facebook page come up as the number one search result.
Five years on, efforts to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina continue in a shroud of criticism. The worst natural disaster to hit the United States killed 1,800 people and affected 6 million, and is still a matter of debate and national concern. Many want to know where the relief money has gone and where it has been spent.
Web users mobilise as Darfur is devastated by yet another upsurge in violence. South Korean bloggers doubt Pyongyang’s involvement in the sinking of naval ship Cheonan, and the prize for the most beautiful Tweet has been awarded at the Hay festival in the UK.
In this edition: four months after Haiti's earthquake, we meet with some of the miraculous survivors who were pulled out of the rubble alive, against all odds; a top US official claims that former President George W. Bush knew that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent; and 10 percent of electricity in the United States is generated by material from the former Soviet Union's nuclear arsenal - we take a closer look.
According to a damning court statement made by a senior aide to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, former President George W. Bush knew that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent but refused to let them go for political reasons.
Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were in Port-au-Prince on Monday pledging that the world had not forgotten Haiti's plight after a devastating January 12 earthquake killed at least 220,000 people and left 1.3 million homeless.