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Sleeping rough, a compulsory step for asylum seekers in Paris?

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Latest update : 2012-11-05

Will US citizens living under the breadline abandon Obama?

Figures show that 46 million people are living under the poverty line in the US, a number that's rised by 27% since the start of the economic downturn. High unemployment and the subprime crisis have forced middle class families into poverty and many blame the administration for not doing enough. Will the voters who supported Barack Obama four years ago turn their back on him on Novembrer 6th?

By Valérie DEFERT , Hayde FITZPATRICK

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2016-08-31 France

Sleeping rough, a compulsory step for asylum seekers in Paris?

In this edition we focus on asylum seekers here in France. For several months, makeshift migrant camps have been springing up in the streets of Paris, often constituting a health...

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2016-08-30 prisons

Video: Meeting US inmates as Obama pushes for criminal justice reform

With over two million people behind bars, the United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Barack Obama, the first US president to have visited a...

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2016-08-29 Israel

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Every year, millions of tourists visit Israel and the West Bank to discover the historical and religious treasures of the region, the birthplace of Christianity, Islam and...

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2016-08-26 Gabon

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

This Saturday, Gabon will be electing its next president in a one round vote. 11 candidates were initially in the running, among them incumbent president Ali Bongo Ondimba and...

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2016-08-25 Germany

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

In Germany the final days of campaigning are winding down ahead of this weekend's elections in two of the country's federated States. Immigration and integration are key issues...

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