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Latest update : 2012-11-20

Germany struggles to cope with surge in 'Crystal meth'

Methamphetamine, or "Crystal meth" as it is more commonly known, is being branded the world's most dangerous drug. Widely used in the United States, over the past two years it has become a lot more common in countries like Germany, especially since the Czech Republic changed its drug laws. Border police are struggling to cope with the number of Germans crossing the border to stock up on the life-threatening substance.

By Anne MAILLIET , Jessica SALTZ

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The 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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2016-02-09 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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2016-02-05 children

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2016-02-03 jihad

Belgium's Molenbeek seeks to restore tarnished image

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