World Weekly with Gideon Rachman
  • Europe's borders under strain Sep 02, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis in decades, with Germany assuming the greatest burden for absorbing the asylum seekers. Gideon Rachman talks to Jeevan Vasagar, FT correspondent in Berlin, and Tony Barber, FT Europe editor, about the political strains caused by the crisis.
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  • How risky is China's volatility for the global economy? Aug 26, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • The impact of China's stock market volatility has been felt around the world this week. Martin Sandbu is joined by the FT's economics editor Chris Giles, and US economics editor Sam Fleming, to discus show risky this is for the health of the global economy.
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  • Ukraine faces battles on two fronts Aug 19, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Rising violence in eastern Ukraine has prompted the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine to convene an emergency summit to try to halt the fighting; at the same time Kiev's negotiations with its creditors are reaching a critical point. Ben Hall discusses the twin crises with
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  • China's renminbi devaluation Aug 12, 2015
  • China this week stunned financial markets with the biggest devaluation of the renminbi in two decades, only to intervene to stop the slide. Was it a move towards liberalisation or a desperate bid to halt the country's economic slowdown? Ben Hall discusses the move and its consequences with James Kynge and Gabriel Wildau.
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  • Barack Obama's climate plan Aug 05, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • President Barack Obama this week unveiled America's most far reaching action so far on climate change by imposing stringent emissions cuts on the power sector. Orla Ryan asks Pilita Clark and Barney Jopson about the significance of the move.
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  • Turkey steps up its battle on terror Jul 29, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Nato allies have welcomed Turkey's decision to step up its fight against Isis. But its decision to include Kurdish opponents as the target of its attacks is causing some to question Ankara's true motives. Siona Jenkins discusses Turkey's strategy with Daniel Dombey and Alex Barker.
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  • Iran nuclear deal: historic breakthrough or mistake? Jul 22, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Years of painstaking negotiations between Iran and the world powers have finally led to a deal. Was it the biggest international diplomatic breakthrough in decades or a historic mistake? Roula Khalaf, FT foreign editor, and Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Tehran correspondent, debate the pros and cons.
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  • Who loses most from the Greek rescue deal? Jul 15, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • On Monday Athens was given a long list of economic reforms it needed to implement in return for another EU bailout. Was it a humiliation for the Greeks or a capitulation by the Germans? Gideon Rachman and Wolfgang Munchau discuss who was the biggest loser.
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  • Europe's moment of decision on Greece Jul 08, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Is this week finally the one when Greece defaults on its debts and crashes out of the euro? Gideon Rachman is joined by Henry Foy and Ferdinando Giugliano to discuss an apparent hardening of opinion among Europe's politicians towards Greek appeals for debt relief.
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  • Terror attacks hit Tunisia's economy Jul 01, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • Last week saw the second deadly attack on Western tourists in Tunisia in four months, dealing a severe blow to the industry that is the country's economic mainstay. Siona Jenkins is joined by Erika Soloman and Roula Khalaf to discuss what the government can do to tackle the jihadi threat.
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  • Nato renews its commitment to collective defence Jun 24, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Defence ministers from the Atlantic Alliance's 28 members are meeting in Brussels to discuss the reinvigoration of the alliance in the face of Russian aggression. The US is to make the biggest reinforcement of its forces in eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Ben Hall discusses the development with Geoff Dyer and Sam Jones.
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  • What happens if Greece defaults? Jun 17, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Is Greece about to default on its debts and if so, what happens next? Gideon Rachman and his guests Tony Barber and Martin Sandbu discuss what has gone wrong between Greece and its eurozone creditors and whether the political rifts can be repaired.
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  • Turkey's dramatic change of direction Jun 10, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Turkey's dramatic election results have set back the political ambitions and increasingly personalised rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Gideon Rachman discusses what this means for the country's future with Daniel Dombey and David Gardner.
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  • Will Italy's regional poll results weaken Renzi's reforms? Jun 03, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • The government of Matteo Renzi has done badly in regional elections. Gideon Rachman and guests discuss whether his reformist project is now in trouble and what that would mean for the rest of Europe.
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  • Scandal engulfs football's governing body May 29, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Despite the arrest this week of several of Fifa's top officials, football's world governing body has re-elected Sepp Blatter as its president. Roger Blitz joins Gideon Rachman to discuss the implications of the scandal for the business of the global game.
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  • Narendra Modi's first year in office May 20, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Narendra Modi's election a year ago was accompanied by hopes for economic regeneration but anxiety about his Hindu nationalist agenda. Gideon Rachman discusses the Indian prime minister's first year in office with Victor Mallet and James Lamont.
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  • Will Britain stay in the European Union? May 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Britain's first majority Conservative government for 18 years is pushing for a renegotiation of its relationship with the EU and has promised an in-out referendum on membership by the end of 2017. Ben Hall discusses Britain's place in the EU with George Parker and Alex Barker.
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  • Greece on the brink May 06, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Greece is said to be about to run out of money and yet there's no sign of a deal with its creditors. Gideon Rachman is joined by Martin Sandbu and Kerin Hope to discuss whether a further crisis can be avoided.
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  • Obama seeks to cement Japan ties Apr 30, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Siona Jenkins, Gideon Rachman and Lindsay Whipp discuss the Japanese prime minister's visit to Washington as the US seeks to cement defence and trade ties with Japan, a key ally in its bid to push back against growing Chinese influence in Asia.
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  • Europe's Mediterranean migrant crisis Apr 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • EU leaders are scrambling to respond to the deaths of thousands of refugees who have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya towards a better life in Europe. Ben Hall is joined by Peter Spiegel and Borzou Daragahi to discuss Europe's migrant crisis.
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  • Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go? Apr 16, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • Gideon Rachman is joined by Geoff Dyer and John Paul Rathbone to discuss the rapprochement between Obama's America and Castro's Cuba. How far can it go and what are the international implications?
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  • Iran and Saudi Arabia wage proxy war in Yemen Apr 09, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Ben Hall is joined by Roula Khalaf and Najmeh Bozorgmehr to discuss the civil war in Yemen, and the growing hostility between Iran and Saudi Arabia, who are backing different sides in the conflict.
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  • Rush to join China-led bank embarrasses Washington Apr 01, 2015 - 7:20 pm
  • It seems odd that an international bank for building roads and airports in Asia should become a yardstick for the rise of China as a global power and of the relative decline of the US. But that is what Beijing appears to achieved with its Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank. Some of Washington's closest allies have signed up even though it had lobbied furiously to dissuade them from doing so. Ben Hall discusses the development with Alan Beattie and Ed Luce.
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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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