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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Sarkozy returns to frontline politics

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sarkozy returns to frontline politics

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FT Big Read

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

Friday, May 16, 2014

How the euro was saved - a conversation with Peter Spiegel

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can President Hollande turn things around?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Can President Hollande turn things around?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Austerity Is Bad Policy and Bad Politics

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It's a political minefield in certain parts of our country to cite Europe as a positive example of anything. Fortunately, now is a moment when Europe is a useful counter-example in a conversation that aligns good politics and good policy.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Nicolas Sarkozy's legacy in French politics

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy's legacy in French politics

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The Takeaway

Ties Between US Troops and Afghan Citizens Worsening

Friday, March 23, 2012

From the aftermath of the attack in Kandahar which resulted in 16 civilian deaths, the BBC's David Loyn reports that Afghan citizens appear fed up with a decade of war. The worsening ties between U.S. troops and Afghans have been exacerbated in 2012 by the U.S. troops burning of the Koran and the March 11 shooting.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Terrorism’s impact on the French election

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Terrorism’s impact on the French election

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Sarkozy trails in the polls and US Republicans' search for a candidate continues

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sarkozy trails in polls and US Republicans search for a candidate

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The Takeaway

NATO Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

Friday, January 20, 2012

While we are distracted by the circus of the GOP political race, the war continues in Afghanistan, and we have several tragic stories out of that country this morning. A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last night killing six service members. The cause is still being investigated. Also this morning. An Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops, leading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to suspend its training programs in Afghanistan. Matt Rosenberg is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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The Takeaway

S&P Warns France and Germany of Downgrade

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Standard and Poor's announced on Monday that it is considering a credit rating downgrade for both Germany and France, the euro zone's two biggest economies. The move takes place as euro zone countries meet in Brussels in an attempt to stop the ongoing crisis. The two countries currently have a top-notch AAA rating from the agency. Standard and Poor's said that 13 additional euro zone countries are also vulnerable to downgrade as a result of the continent’s economic crisis. 

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Russian Elections, Morning Headlines

Monday, December 05, 2011

Early results show that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party, United Russia, is on track to lose its two-thirds majority in the parliament's lower house.

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The Takeaway

Hot Mic: The Biggest Political Gaffes

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

In the age of slick PR machines, it is difficult to get a sense of a candidate's real personality or feelings on an issue. But with microphones all around them, private conversations and off the cuff remarks sometimes slip out. On Tuesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the most recent leader to land in hot water. The Takeaway looks at some of the biggest political gaffes made when the microphones were left on.

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The Takeaway

European Leaders Try to Solve Debt Crisis

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

European shares have fallen today after a meeting between French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to calm investors' fears that the debt crisis could spread. The two leaders agreed that more economic integration is needed between the countries in the Eurozone during a meeting yesterday.

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The Takeaway

Lost in Translation? An Interpreter Speaks

Friday, July 29, 2011

Last week, Nafissatou Diallo — the hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, of attempted rape — spoke to the media about the incident. She claims to have been badly misquoted in a taped conversation being used by the defense to discredit her. The conversation was in her native dialect, Fulani, a West African language. Her claims highlight the difficulties of translation, and the weighty responsibility on translators and interpreters to get the tone and the meaning of words correct in cases like this.

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It's A Free Blog

Obama and Libya: Where's the Leadership?

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Sometimes it really does seem like President Obama is actively trying to fit the stereotype of the weak liberal on foreign policy issues."

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