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French Protests At Labour Laws

March 24th, 2016

Episode 677 of 897 episodes

French students have been out on the streets protesting against the Government's reforms to labour laws. We hear from the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris and asking why they're prepared to brave riot police with tear gas. Somalia's key river the Shabelle has run dry for the first time in recorded history, threatening economic ruin. Plus, we'll be finding out whether cuban cigars might soon be back on sale in the United States and what that would mean for prices everywhere else with our regular commentator, the US economist Irwin Stelzer.

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