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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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93 candles for Robert Mugabe

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IN THE PAPERS

French Senate report: Govt policy to 'de-radicalize' jihadists is not working

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EYE ON AFRICA

Novotel attack trial gets under way in Ivory Coast

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BUSINESS DAILY

Austria to reward companies for hiring locals

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France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

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THE DEBATE

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Rogue nation: North Korea and the death of Kim Jong-nam (part 2)

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EUROPE NOW

We take you to the 28 EU member states for a series of exclusive reports and interviews with local MEPs. Produced in partnership with the European Parliament. Saturday at 12.10 pm.

Latest update : 2014-07-02

The Swedish model: An example for Europe?

With its progressive laws, generous welfare state and green policies, Sweden is often regarded as a social laboratory for the rest of Europe. Our reporters went to Gothenburg where the municipality has decided to cut down its staff's working hours to just six – while keeping them on full pay. And we ask Green MEP Bodil Ceballos why Sweden has sued the European Commission over its failure to ban chemicals believed to cause diseases such as cancer and diabetes: the so-called endocrine disruptors.

By Christophe ROBEET

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2017-01-28 Bulgaria

Destination Bulgaria: Looking east? (part 2)

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev joins us to speak to young people. We visit a call centre, TELUS International Europe, and Sofia's History Museum (pictured), with the aim of...

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2017-01-28 Bulgaria

Destination Bulgaria: Looking east? (part 1)

Ten years after joining the European Union, Bulgaria is still the poorest member of the bloc. EU membership has not been the magic solution to corruption or economic problems...

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2016-07-18 migrants

Migrant crisis and Brexit: A year of challenges for the EU

In this edition we're taking a look back at our best reports from the past year, which was marked by a series of crises for the EU: terrorism, migration and Brexit. In Slovakia...

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2016-04-30 European Union

Finland: Migrants and money (part 2)

This month, we look at the major changes afoot in Finland. A long-standing social democratic culture is now under pressure from right-wing forces. The country’s government is...

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2016-04-30 migrants

Finland: Migrants and money (part 1)

This month, we look at the major changes afoot in Finland. A long-standing social democratic culture is now under pressure from right-wing forces. The country’s government is...

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