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Baltimore opens its doors to immigrants

Debates on immigration in the United States tend to focus on restrictive measures, like those in Arizona. But there are places in the United States where immigration is promoted, like the East Coast city of Baltimore. Over the past 50 years, Baltimore has seen a big decline in its population, causing its economic and political power to wane. To remedy the situation, the city has opened its doors to immigrants, even those considered illegal in other places.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-05 children

Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

A generation ago, only adults would go through the daunting, but often liberating, process of changing their gender. Today, a growing number of children and adolescents undergo...

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2016-02-04 Syria

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2016-02-03 jihad

Belgium's Molenbeek seeks to restore tarnished image

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