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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The French are so rude! Or are they?

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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#TECH 24

We explore the digital revolution and check out the latest technological trends. Every Saturday at 2.15 pm Paris time. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2012-09-13

Berlin, the Silicon Valley of Europe?

This week's special edition of Tech 24 takes us to Berlin. Despite a reputation for copycats, the German capital has one of the most innovative start-up scenes in Europe. Music sharing service SoundCloud has become a global success, and photo discovery app EyeEm is giving Instagram a run for its money. Through the lens of two very different tech festivals - one grass-roots, one pure geek - we ask whether Berlin is the Silicon Valley of Europe, and indeed whether it should want to be.

By Rebecca BOWRING

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2018-05-18 European Union

Is GDPR a good thing for EU tech companies?

As the EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect with far-reaching privacy implications for tech and digital companies, we take a look at the details of the...

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2018-05-11 technology

Google's AI assistant apes the human voice

Google’s new "Duplex" AI assistant was unveiled last week and can make appointments on your behalf with a remarkably human-sounding voice. We take a look at this and other AI...

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2018-05-04 technology

Infertility and building babies from skin cells

One step closer to "designer babies": the newest innovation in fertility technology promises to be far more controversial than IVF. In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) has not yet been...

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2018-04-27 space

Experiencing Mars in virtual reality

As NASA prepares to send a probe to Mars on May 5, we talk to a French start-up that will use images from the NASA mission to generate virtual reality experiences of the Red...

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2018-04-20 technology

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

NASA is on the hunt for new planets. On April 19, it sent a probe into space to scan the universe for cosmic bodies where life may exist. The American space exploration agency...

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