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French MPs tighten laws on prostitution

In France, the law currently states that prostitution is legal, although brothels, pimping and soliciting sex are not. But the National Assembly has just voted to introduce legislation that will see prostitutes' clients fined for engaging their services. Critics and defenders of the world's oldest profession have come out in force following Friday's vote. We take a look at some of their reactions.

By Alexandra RENARD

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2015-01-30 Israel

Golan Heights on edge...

Tension is running high along the border between Israel and its Northern neighbours. Wednesday's Hezbollah attack which killed two Israeli soldiers comes on the heels of a strike...

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2015-01-29 Spain

35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

The trial of 35 members of the political party Batasuna, which was due to open this Thursday in Madrid after being postponed following the arrest of several defence lawyers, has...

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2015-01-28 Germany

Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

Pegida, the broadly anti-immigration movement born in Germany's east, has gained a huge following in the space of just a few months and made headlines around the world. The...

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

On January 27th 1945, Red Army troops discovered, almost by chance, the Third Reich's largest extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Seventy years on, FRANCE 24 looks back at...

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have ripped up peace agreements and vowed to go on the offensive. The Ukrainian authorities have said they will fight back. But...

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