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Latest update : 2012-11-20

Is the UK France's new tax haven?

Around six months ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron invited rich French citizens to move to London if they wanted to avoid the French president's new wealth tax. François Hollande is increasing the top tax rate to 75% on incomes over 1 million euros, but is London really becoming a tax haven for the French? France 24's Louis Massie went to find out more.

By Louis MASSIE

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2018-01-22 Middle East

Syrian refugees still reluctant to return home from Lebanon

According to the UN refugee agency, nearly one million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon. With the IS group defeated, the border with Syria has recently reopened, but...

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2018-01-19 Americas

The challenge of clearing Colombia of landmines

One year after Colombia signed a historic peace deal with FARC rebels, a key challenge is to clear the soil of anti-personnel mines and other explosives. After Afghanistan,...

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2018-01-18 Middle East

Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

Asia is increasingly weighed down by electronic waste and it's in Hong Kong that the situation is the most alarming. The city produces nearly 200,000 tons of electronic waste...

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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