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Latest update : 2010-04-07

L'Aquila, one year on

Over the past year, the Italian government's priority has been to build new homes for the tens of thousands of people who were left homeless in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake. Known locally as the "Villas Berlusconi", more than 15,000 of the 70,000 homeless people have now been relocated to the outskirts of L'Aquila. But even as victims of the disaster begin to settle in their new homes, not everyone is happy about the situation.

By Alexis MASCIARELLI

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In France, five years after the legalisation of same-sex marriage, homophobia seems to be getting...

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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2018-05-15 Africa

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in France and...

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2018-05-10 France

Aboard the Hermione, a former French warship bearing a message of peace

The Hermione is a 47-metre-high, 65-metre-long replica of the frigate that left French waters in 1780, taking the young Marquis de Lafayette to America where he would help George...

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