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Latest update : 2012-05-16

Wilkommen in Deutschland, Monsieur le Président!

After his inauguration on Tuesday, Francois Hollande will head to Germany for his first official visit. The new French President is meeting Angela Merkel for the first time and they have much to discuss, especially on the issues of budgetary discipline growth and growth in Europe. Hollande and Merkel have distinctly different ideas on how to end the crisis. So is the new Franco-German couple doomed to fail?

By Jessica SALTZ , Anne MAILLIET

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2016-05-24 Lebanon

Video: Christian NGO brings Syrian refugees to Italy

In Italy, the community of Sant'Egidio, a Christian NGO, is setting up humanitarian corridors to bring Syrian refugee families from Lebanon to Italy. At the beginning of May,...

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2016-05-23 Tunisia

Tunisia steps up security measures to reassure tourists

In Tunisia, the tourist season is just beginning. Since last year's deadly terror attacks on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a hotel in Sousse, which targeted tourists, the sector...

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2016-05-20 China

Beijing tightens control of foreign NGOs

The Chinese government recently passed a law to bring foreign NGOs under stricter control. The legislation, which will come into force in 2017, gives police wide-ranging powers...

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2016-05-19 Philippines

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The southern Philippines island of Mindanao is where the majority of the Muslim community lives in this predominantly Christian country. Various armed groups are fighting for the...

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2016-05-18 Egypt

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In Egypt, protests continue despite the regime's crackdown on dissent. After doctors and lawyers voiced their anger, now it's the turn of Egypt's journalists. The crisis erupted...

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