The World This Week

The World This Week - August 12th, 2011

Global stock markets have rarely had such a hectic week, trillions were wiped off the value of global companies and frantic politicians cut short their holidays to race home and pledge yet more austerity.Laura Baines and her panel of journalists also discuss the ongoing brutality in Syria where President Assad continues his crack down on citizens and the legal aftermath of England's riots.

  • Christopher DICKEY, Newsweek Magazine's Paris Bureau Chief and Mideast Editor and columnist for The Daily Beast
  • Steven ERLANGER, Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times
  • Stefan DE VRIES , RTL4 Correspondent in Paris
  • Vivienne WALT, Journalist, Time Magazine

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