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Latest update : 2011-06-23

Food aid budget slashed - but not because of a lack of money

The European Commission is under fire for cutting the budget to the EU's food aid programme by 77%. Where once 500 million euros were set aside to help feed people who couldn't afford to eat, that's now been reduced to just over 100 million euros. But it's not because of a lack of money: rather, the International Court of Justice says the food handed out has to come from European stocks.

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2017-11-24 France

French women speak out about sexual harassment, but what happens next?

Recent weeks have seen a wave of revelations about sexual harassment, from Hollywood to Paris and beyond. The #MeToo campaign has become a global rallying cry, including here in...

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2017-11-23 Asia-pacific

Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

With its image tarnished by years of repeated terrorist attacks, Pakistan doesn't figure on many people's lists of dream holiday destinations. But that could soon change....

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2017-11-22 Africa

Tunisians disillusioned, seven years after revolution

In early October, an overcrowded boat carrying migrants sank off the Tunisian island of Kerkennah, near the city of Sfax. At least 45 people lost their lives. Many of the victims...

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2017-11-21 Americas

Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

In July, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was re-instating a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Trump justified his shock decision by citing...

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2017-11-20 Africa

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people...

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