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Women hit most by poverty in France

A report by the Secours Catholique, the French branch of the Catholic charity Caritas, has revealed that women and immigrants have been hit hardest by the financial crisis. Women account for 57% of people seeking help from the association, almost 10% more than a decade ago. Even people with secure jobs are living under the breadline. Getting out of the poverty trap once you've fallen into it, says the charity, is taking longer than ever before.

By Pierrick Leurent , Kate WILLIAMS

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2014-11-28 China

Is this the end of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'?

As we've been reporting on FRANCE 24, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong has been dwindling in recent weeks. Authorities have dismantled barricades, cleared...

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2014-11-27 France

Thiaroye, a dark chapter in France and Senegal's common history

Senegalese "Tirailleurs" were soldiers from France's West African colonies who served in the French army in both World Wars. In 1940, many were made prisoners by the Germans who...

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2014-11-26 Ukraine

One year on, what has Maidan changed in Ukraine?

Ukraine recently marked one year since the start of the Maidan protests that ultimately toppled Viktor Yanukovich. Since then, fresh elections have been held. The association...

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2014-09-26 France

Americans in Paris

Last report in our series celebrating Paris's rich cultural diversity: natives of both the North and South of the American Continent now call Paris home. They've brought with...

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2014-11-25 violence against women

Working with offenders also key to ending domestic violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we bring you a report on how France is trying to stamp out what remains an all-too-common form of...

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