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Latest update : 2014-05-15

No Stopping Assad? Fresh Claims of Chemical Weapons Use by Damascus

Three years and 150,000 deaths later, there seems to be no stopping a Syrian president whose forces can shrug off fresh allegations of pipe bombs and nerve gas. After all, the West is preoccupied elsewhere with Ukraine, and is in no mood to open a new front against Syria's backers Iran and Russia. But has the pendulum swung for good in favour of Assad? And with talk of red lines a distant memory, can he simply ignore the West?

By François PICARD

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2018-11-15 Debate

Brexit revolt: Can Theresa May weather the storm?

It's stormy weather across the Channel. Just 48 hours after news first dropped of a draft Brexit agreement, hard Brexiteers are getting in formation with four cabinet members...

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2018-11-14 Debate

The hard sell: Will Theresa May's Brexit plan fly?

It's crunch time at 10 Downing Street as Theresa May pitches a draft Brexit agreement to her own cabinet. Will it fly? The UK, Ireland and the whole continent are holding their...

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2018-11-13 Debate

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

Cynics call it "cutting the grass". Periodically, Israel wages war with the Gaza Strip to curb cross-border attacks and destroy smugglers' tunnels. So how did the two sides once...

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2018-11-12 Debate

'Patriotism, not nationalism': Macron takes on Trump's worldview

What a dramatic setting for a fundamental argument. Donald Trump took his seat while a cold steel rain beat down on Paris' Arc de Triomphe for the 100th anniversary...

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2018-11-08 Debate

Mueller probe under threat? Sessions' firing throws Russia investigation into question

On Wednesday, Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a year of reported bitterness towards him. The US president has long criticised Jeff Sessions' decision to...

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