World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria Apr 26, 2012 - 4:00 pm
  • As the Dutch government falls, a socialist wins the first round of the French presidential election, and the UK slides back into recession, Brussels bureau chief Peter Spiegel and Europe editor Ben Hall discuss the backlash against Europe's austerity politics.
    Michael Peel reports from Syria on the progress of UN monitors in the country, and diplomatic editor James Blitz looks at how the West's intervention could be made more effective.
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Each week World Weekly focuses on some of the major international political stories that are making the headlines - drawing upon the FT's team of foreign correspondents and international analysts to make sense of world events

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