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Latest update : 2012-06-05

France cautioned over its economic prospects

The European Commission has warned France's new government over its spending plans. While freshly elected President François Hollande says he'll lower the retirement age, the EU says it's the opposite that's required if France is to trim its deficit to 3% of GDP this year, along with reforms to its labour market.

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2015-05-01 Lebanon

Lebanon's Roumieh prison: Iron-fist policy against a jihadist hub

In Lebanon, the number of people locked up for jihadist activities rises every month. They're filling up the cells of the notorious Roumieh prison near Beirut. The overcrowded...

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2015-04-30 environment

The canal project dividing Nicaragua

Nicaragua is planning to build a massive canal, three times as long and twice as deep as the Panama Canal. But the $50 billion project, funded by a Chinese millionaire, has its...

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2015-04-29 Germany

Germany faces housing conundrum for asylum seekers

Germany receives the biggest number of asylum applications in Europe, and finding accommodation for all of these people is proving difficult. With state reception centres full,...

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2015-04-28 Ebola

Video: Experimental Ebola vaccine gives hope to Guinea

The Ebola outbreak has killed close to 11,000 people in West Africa. Although the infection rate has fallen sharply, the disease is still active, particularly in Guinea, where...

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2015-04-27 cyber crime

France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

Since the Paris terror attacks in January, thousands of French websites have fallen victim to cyber attacks. Just two weeks ago, hackers claiming to be from the Islamic State...

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