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Latest update : 2012-03-26

Frenchwoman Cassez denied release from jail in Mexico

Judges in Mexico have refused to release French national Florence Cassez, who has spent six years in jail for gang-related crime and kidnapping. The 37-year-old is serving a 60-year sentence, although she insists her only connection to the gang was as the girlfriend of one of its members. The case has strained relations between Paris and Mexico City, and although she remains in prison, the Supreme Court has now agreed to re-examine her case, citing "irregularities".

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2016-08-31 France

Sleeping rough, a compulsory step for asylum seekers in Paris?

In this edition we focus on asylum seekers here in France. For several months, makeshift migrant camps have been springing up in the streets of Paris, often constituting a health...

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2016-08-30 prisons

Video: Meeting US inmates as Obama pushes for criminal justice reform

With over two million people behind bars, the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Barack Obama, the first US president to have visited a...

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2016-08-29 Israel

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Every year, millions of tourists visit Israel and the West Bank to discover the historical and religious treasures of the region, the birthplace of Christianity, Islam and...

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2016-08-26 Gabon

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

This Saturday, Gabon will be electing its next president in a one round vote. 11 candidates were initially in the running, among them incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba and...

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2016-08-25 Germany

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

In Germany the final days of campaigning are winding down ahead of this weekend's elections in two of the country's federated States. Immigration and integration are key issues...

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