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Latest update : 2012-05-14

Exporting the German model?

The debate about growth in Europe is in full swing - with more and more talk of growth, rather than austerity. In Germany, many say growth can only be found through structural reform - such as labour market reforms passed by Gerhard Schröder's government a decade ago. These so-called Hartz reforms are widely credited with gradually reducing unemployment - but many say they have caused problems as well, with low paid part-time jobs becoming the norm.

By Abby D'ARCY HUGHES , Anne MAILLIET

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2016-08-23 Niger

In Niger the maluntrition of children is worsening

In Niger the combination of food insecurity, scarce water resources and lack of infrastructure are affecting children’s lives. The country holds the highest infant mortality in...

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2016-08-22 Burma

Video: Can Burma overcome decades of bitter ethnic conflicts?

Today's Focus takes an in-depth look at one of Burma's many ethnic guerillas. The Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) is one of the armed groups invited to the 21st Century...

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2016-07-29 nuclear power

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Taiwan is on an earthquake faultline and exposed to typhoons. These environmental factors have parallels with Japan, so people are nervous of a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear...

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2016-07-28 India

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Alcohol consumption in India claims a life every 96 minutes. As alcohol-related violence also continues to rise, women are at the forefront of a war against alcohol in the...

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2016-07-27 guns

Europe struggles to crack down on weapons trafficking

After a series of terrorist attacks in Europe, people are urging their governments to find ways to protect them. One of the major concerns is the number of illegal weapons...

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