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Latest update : 2012-11-19

Corsica, the murder capital of Europe

Barely a month after the assassination of Corsican lawyer Antoine Sollacaro, the president of one of the island's Chambers of Commerce was shot dead on Wednesday night in Ajaccio. Jacques Nacer was well-known on the French territory and was the 17th person to be murdered since the start of the year. The deaths have been blamed on local mafia organisations, who are warring over money.

By Kate WILLIAMS

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2015-05-25 Lebanon

Lebanon marks one year without a president

In Lebanon, the president's chair has now sat empty for a full year. Electoral rules state that the head of state must come from the Maronite Christian sect, but this isn't...

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2015-05-22 Ireland

Ireland votes in world's first referendum on same-sex marriage

A world first in Ireland as it asks the population to vote in referendum to allow same-sex marriage. All Ireland's political parties are lined up behind a "Yes" vote while most...

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

The Adapted Military Service Regiment was created 50 years ago in Martinique, well before the end of conscription in France. It currently only exists in France's overseas...

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2015-05-19 demonstrations

Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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