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Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

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Brexit: 'The end isn't nigh'

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Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

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Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

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Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

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Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

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Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

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Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-09-13

Lehman Brothers collapse: What went wrong ten years ago?

Ten years ago this week, US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, unleashing a global financial crisis. In this special edition of the show, we focus on that crash, its consequences, and the slow recovery that followed. We take a look back with Adam Tooze, the author of "Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World".

September 15 marks the ten-year anniversary of what became known as "Lehman Weekend", when US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in the thick of the 2008 subprime mortgage meltdown. It was the biggest bankruptcy in US history, leading up to the world's worst economic crisis since the 1930s Great Depression.

After the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, millions of people lost their jobs and many also lost their homes. More than three million foreclosures took place in the US, and many more around the world.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Genie GODULA

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2018-10-11 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: The rise of the far-right's Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate has vowed to put the country first. This as Jair Bolsonaro prepares to go head-to-head with the left's Fernando Haddad in the run-off on...

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2018-10-05 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: A divided nation

This Sunday, Brazilians head to the polls for one of the most divisive votes in their country's history. If former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hadn't ended up behind bars,...

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2018-09-27 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

The US midterm videos that are getting people talking

This week, with the US midterm elections getting closer, we take a look at some of the more surprising campaign advertisements doing the rounds this voting season. That crucial...

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2018-09-20 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

The woman who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault calls for an FBI inquiry into the Supreme Court nominee before she'll testify at the Senate. University professor...

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