Could France sell the Mona Lisa to pay off its debts?France is in debt to the tune of 2,000 billion euros. Could selling off the country’s art make a dent in that figure?
Video: Bodies ‘left behind’ as Ukraine forces flee rebel assaultFor days, the bodies of Ukrainian troops have been left sprawled among burned out trucks and armoured personnel carriers near the small town of Komsomolske in the east of the count...
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Black Africans in Tangiers targeted by racist raids and machete attacksA spate of violent stabbings took place this week in the Boukhalef neighbourhood of Tangiers, a residential area primarily populated by undocumented black Africans waiting to immig...
Trust and 'bio-disaster units' needed to fight EbolaThe medical charity MSF is calling on countries with capabilities to counter nuclear or biological attacks to come to the rescue of West Africa, where failure to win the confidence...
France vows crackdown on unemployment benefit ‘abusers’French Labour Minister François Rebsamen on Tuesday said he wanted the country’s unemployment services to crack down on benefit claimants “abusing the system”, saying that there we...
Julie Gayet wins privacy case against French glossy CloserFrench actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President François Hollande made headlines worldwide, on Tuesday won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.
Germany blocks popular car pick-up service UberThe controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber hit a roadblock on Tuesday when a German court slapped it with an injunction on the grounds it lacks the necessary legal perm...
Several UN peacekeepers killed in Mali explosionAt least four UN peacekeepers were killed and 15 others wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
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