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Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Trump's Best Enemy? North Korea in Washinton's Crosshairs (part 2)

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Is there a risk of complacency in the Macron camp?

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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FOCUS

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

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THE OBSERVERS

A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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ACCESS ASIA

Prostitution in Pattaya: Cleaning up Thailand's 'Sin City'

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the left and right rally to see off far-right Le Pen?

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Who are Le Pen and Macron's voters?

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BUSINESS DAILY

A daily update on the latest business and economic news. Live on weekdays at 8.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-02

French count cost of New Year tax hikes

French consumers are double-checking their change this week as a raft of new tax rises come into effect. The biggest change is in Value Added Tax on goods and services, which is increasing on things such as eating out and train tickets. Latvians, meanwhile, are getting to grips with their new currency – the euro.

By Stephen CARROLL

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