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Latest update : 2012-06-15

Business as usual for arms dealers - despite Syrian civil war

Activists against the Syrian regime have been holding a demonstration in Paris. Blood-stained soft toys have gone on display to represent the children that are being killed in Syria's civil war. The protest has been timed to coincide with a weaponry trade show that's held in the French capital every two years. There, our reporter saw a French company sign a deal to supply Russian tanks with equipment - this as Russia stands accused of selling tanks and other weaponry to Bashar al-Assad's army.

By Willy BRACCIANO , Kate WILLIAMS

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2017-07-27 French politics

France: Teething problems for Macron's fledgling party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful...

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2017-07-28 France

Was Jewish pensioner's murder religiously motivated?

We look at a recent murder in France that received relatively little media attention. In early April, Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman, was killed at her Paris home by...

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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