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Tax praise from 'Prince' Sarkozy

Welcome to Andorra. Every day it's the same ritual. Cars line up to enter this tiny country of only 84,000 residents. A whopping 10 million tourists come here every year, and not just for the scenery. The principality is virtually a duty-free superstore. Some items - like cigarettes and alcohol - are up to 70% cheaper here than in France or Spain, since there is no sales tax. But with the economic crisis, the international community is cracking down on tax havens.

By James ANDRE

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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2017-07-19 Europe

Video: More lone juvenile migrants arriving in Italy

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2017-07-18 Europe

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2017-07-17 Middle East

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2017-07-14 Middle East

With us or against us: Turkey marks year since failed coup

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