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Latest update : 2010-08-02

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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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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