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May in France: A month to 'build bridges' and say 'good luck' with a flower

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Protesters and police clash violently: Who is to blame?

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Nigeria land conflict: Government condemns attacks, vows crackdown

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Venezuela's two-day week

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A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

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Barbie: What a doll!

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Coping with cheap oil: Gulf countries cut spending as oil revenue drops

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Brazil's bumpy countdown to the Rio Olympics

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BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-08-12

France remains world's favourite holiday destination

France has kept its top spot as the world’s most visited country, according to new figures from the French government. France welcomed almost 85 million tourists last year - 15 million more than its nearest rival, the United States. Despite the increased number of visitors, many working in the tourist industry in France say they’re struggling to make a living. Also today: the banana battle for ownership of Chiquita.

By Stephen CARROLL

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2016-04-28 France

Paris theatre protests called off as deal struck on artist benefits

Protests that have disrupted performances at several theatres in Paris have been called off after a deal was reached to protect a special income support scheme for entertainment...

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2016-04-27 Apple

Apple revenues fall for first time in 13 years

Are consumers going sour on Apple? The world's most valuable company has seen its quarterly revenues fall for the first time in 13 years as iPhone sales dropped. Apple sold 10...

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2016-04-25 Italy

Vespa scooter turns 70

With a distinctive look and sound, the Vespa scooter marks 70 years of buzzing around the world. We take a look at its history, and how it became an icon of the roads. Plus, as...

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2016-04-21 ECB

Mortgage holders cash in on negative rates

The negative interest rates put in place by central banks in several European countries, as well as the European Central Bank, have left some mortgage holders in the unusual...

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2016-04-19 Argentina

Argentina makes triumphant return to bond markets

Argentina has returned to the international borrowing markets with a bang, receiving more than $65 billion in offers for bonds worth $15 billion. The country had been locked out...

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