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Latest update : 2010-07-19

Weaker euro spurs tourism

For two years now the world has been grappling with the global economic downturn. But amid rising debt and currency devaluation, there are a few silver linings. One of those industries benefiting from a cheaper euro is tourism. France may still be the world's number one holiday destination, but visitor numbers in the past have dropped off. Now it's hoped that hotels, shops and other related industries will benefit from tourists seeking out a cheaper holiday destination.

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

The Adapted Military Service Regiment was created 50 years ago in Martinique, well before the end of conscription in France. It currently only exists in France's overseas...

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2015-05-19 demonstrations

Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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2015-05-18 Japan

Japan's pacifism under threat

Japan has just held its first international arms fair, something that was almost unthinkable before conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. The...

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2015-05-15 Colombia

Colombia conflict: Residents of flashpoint region caught in crossfire

In Colombia, the government is still at war with the FARC guerrilla group, despite long-running peace talks in Cuba aimed at putting an end to the insurgency. In the flashpoint...

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