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Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

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Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 1)

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'Jihadi John' unmasked

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How French women wash

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'We need to constantly renew ourselves', says CEO of Lego

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Nigeria unrest: Boko Haram attacks kill dozens

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French MPs meet Assad, causing divisions in Paris

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India: Anti-corruption party vows to end Delhi's 'VIP culture'

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USA: Congressional standoff over immigration

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Latest update : 2012-07-25

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of the Republic of Iceland

Christophe Robeet meets Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who recently won a fifth term in office, making him the longest-serving president in Iceland's history. Grimsson opposed on two occasions a government deal to repay the British and Dutch governments following the collapse of Icesave. He tells France 24 why calling a referendum on the issue was essential and why he continues to oppose EU membership for his country.

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2015-02-25 Boko Haram

'How I escaped Boko Haram'

Ten months after fleeing Boko Haram, who seized her along with 275 other schoolgirls in an attack on a Chibok school, an 18-year-old Nigerian girl recounted her escape to FRANCE...

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2015-02-23 terrorism

‘Civic engagement' key to deterring home-grown jihadists

Hussam Ayloush, from the US Council on American-Islamic Relations, talks about the stigmatisation of Muslims in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen....

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2015-02-23 human rights

Malcom X’s daughter talks about his legacy, 50 years on

Malaak Shabazz is one of the six daughters of Malcolm X, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago this week. A human rights activist, she has been invited to...

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2015-02-21 Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili: 'Russia is after the whole of Ukraine'

As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili was lauded in the West for his reforms, which transformed the country from an almost failed state to a model in the fight against...

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2015-02-19 Islamic State (IS) group

IS group ‘will not be defeated through academics and the establishment’

The gruesome roster of atrocities committed by the terrorist group that calls itself the "Islamic State" has fostered rage, revulsion and horror in the West and elsewhere. In her...

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