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The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

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France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

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More of this year's best Observers stories

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Changing the world, one video game at a time

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Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

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BEYOND BUSINESS

BEYOND BUSINESS

Latest update : 2014-02-18

Vatican Bank: Cleaning house in a scandal-tainted institution

In 2012, the Vatileaks affair shook the Vatican with revelations of nepotism and corruption. The following year, a high-ranking Vatican official was arrested while trying to smuggle 20 million euros in cash from Switzerland. At the same time, newly elected Pope Francis was declaring war on greed. Francis quickly found he had to concern himself not just with the spiritual needs of his flock, but with financial scandal at the Vatican.

A report by Mounia Ben Aïssa, Ali Laïdi, Sonia de la Forterie

By Markus KARLSSON

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2014-07-19 technology

Is Google too powerful?

In this edition of Beyond Business we take a closer look at Google, and at concerns the American search engine has grown too powerful. Since it was founded in 1998 Google has...

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2014-07-05 Germany

Agriculture: Is France falling behind?

In this edition, we put the spotlight on the farming industry. Farming is a crucial part of the French economy and the country has long been the European Union's biggest...

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2014-06-21 USA

Billion-dollar settlements: Is the US govt getting a good deal for taxpayers?

In this edition we're looking at corporate monitors. In the United States, the Department of Justice often requires companies to retain an independent monitor when settling a...

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2014-06-07 United Arab Emirates

Fighting fakes: How to crack down on counterfeiting

In this edition, we're shining the spotlight on the fight against counterfeit goods. Every year it's believed that knock-offs to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars...

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2014-05-17 science

Patenting life: Where do the limits lie?

In this edition we're asking whether "life" or living organisms can be someone's intellectual property. Modern science is pushing further and the field of biotechnology is...

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