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Paris Live, Wednesday 11 March 2020

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Joe Biden at the Democratic primary in Michighan 10 March 2020
Joe Biden at the Democratic primary in Michighan 10 March 2020 © MANDEL NGAN / AFP

In today's Paris Live, we begin with a look at the resounding victories of former US vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primaries in four states, which puts him firmly in the lead ahead of Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, the coronavirus spread in the United States has also had an impact on the presidential campaign.

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We look at how the coronavirus is affecting the international oil market. An analyst explains why decreasing demand prompted Saudi Arabia and Gulf partner UAE to start a price war and flood the market.

Our correspondent in India brings us up to date with the spread of coronavirus there, as the country faces repatriating nationals stuck in Italy and Iran. Authorities have incorporated health information into messages used by telecom operators to give the population regular updates.

Meanwhile, Unesco says nationwide school closures in 16 countries due to the coronavirus have interrupted the learning of more than 363 million students, from the primary to university levels -- an unprecedented scenario according to the United Nations agency.

And we hear part 2 of a report on Peru’s indigenous groups which have launched a court case to prove that environmental destruction of the Amazon forest is linked to tax corporate avoidance.

 

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