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Latest update : 2014-02-19

The changing face of Paris traffic under Mayor Delanoe

He's a household name here in France: Bertrand Delanoe, the mayor of Paris. But in March the 63-year-old socialist will be stepping down. Delanoe was behind the annual "Paris Plages", when the banks of the Seine River are turned into an urban beach, the bike rental service Vélib, and its sister car service Autolib. All those initiatives proved popular but many Parisian motorists who won't be sad to see him go... Shona Bhattacharyya takes a look at the legacy of Delanoe's two terms.

By Shona BHATTACHARYYA

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2014-09-19 Russia

Ukraine's 'volunteer' battalions: Under Kiev's control?

Ukraine is offering temporary self-rule to areas of its eastern Donbass region currently controlled by separatists. It’s part of a ceasefire deal, but one that was virtually...

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2014-09-18 children

Cleaning up Thailand's shady surrogacy industry

In the absence of rules, surrogacy has become a thriving - and shady - business in Thailand. But things could be about to change as a series of highly publicised cases have...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum: Should I stay or should I go?

This Wednesday is the final day of campaigning before people living in Scotland vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. Our correspondents in Scotland have been to...

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2014-09-16 refugees

Italy: The search for missing migrants

As hundreds more migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean, we're looking into the disappearance of many of those who do make it to Europe, hoping for a better life....

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2014-09-15 refugees

Lebanon: Islamic State organisation advances on refugee camps

After Iraq and Syria, Lebanon appears to be the next theatre of operations for the radical Islamic State organisation. Arsal, a remote town on the Syrian border, has become the...

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