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Strauss-Kahn expected to settle with US sex accuser Diallo

It was a scandal that shocked France and destroyed hopes that the IMF chief could one day become French president. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation was left in tatters when a chambermaid at a New York hotel accused him of attempted rape in May 2011. Although criminal charges were dropped, he's now expected to reach a financial settlement with Nafissatou Diallo, before facing allegations of "aggravated pimping" back in France.

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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2014-08-25 racism

USA: Beyond Ferguson

For the past two weeks, France 24 correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte have been reporting on the outburst of anger in Ferguson, Missouri after an...

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2014-08-22 environment

Lifting the veil on China's air pollution

In China's major urban centres, air pollution can sometimes reach alarming levels. Faced with the rising discontent of many city dwellers, the Chinese government has vowed more...

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2014-08-21 economy

Republicans block Obama's bid to hike minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage remains a key point of contention in the US. President Obama wants to bring it up to $10.10. This might seem like a win-win situation: earn more, spend...

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