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Latest update : 2012-01-18

French women's fertility rate fuels population growth

Even as its economic growth appears stunted, France's demographic growth seems full of vitality - French women boast the European Union's second-highest fertility rate. Across Europe as a whole, where recent years have seen declining birth rates, the numbers of births are stabilising. This in turn is allaying fears of a diminishing future work force.

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2014-11-26 Ukraine

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2014-11-24 Tunisia

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2014-11-21 Iran

Inside an Iranian nuclear research reactor

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