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Latest update : 2013-07-19

Beaches along the Seine river for a month

Judging by the current heatwave here in Paris, summer has finally arrived. And while many may be thinking of escaping to the seaside to catch some rays, thanks to a delivery of 5,000 tonnes of sand right here in the capital, they don't have to. For the twelfth year in a row, sections of the river bank have been transformed into an artifical beach known as "Paris Plage".

By Thomas WATERHOUSE , Willy BRACCIANO

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2014-07-29 Islam

Pakistan's Ahmadis living in fear of extremist attacks

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

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2014-07-24 Ukraine

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

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