Paris ‘homeless tours’ take tourists off the beaten pathFollowing in the steps of London, Berlin and Barcelona, Paris has become the latest major European city to offer guided tours by homeless people.
TURKEY / SYRIA
Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situationAccording to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an ope...
France unveils plan to exempt poorest from income taxFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday announced an ambitious plan to exempt almost 2 million of the country’s poorest households from paying income tax while lowering taxes...
France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
France: Tackling the jihadist threatThis week, France's Interior Minister unveils plans to stop French citizens from getting involved in violent extremism overseas. Next, as the far-right National Front launches...
Not Impossible Labs: Technology for the sake of humanityNothing seems impossible to Mick Ebeling, the man behind the 'Eyewriter' and many other incredible projects at "Not Impossible Labs". On this week's #TECH2...
'Hundreds' of homeless dying in the streets of FranceAt least 453 homeless people died on the streets of France in 2013, according to a group that campaigns for the homeless in France.
Four million Pakistanis working in slave-like conditionsPakistan is home to some four million de-facto slaves, one of the highest figures in the world. Most of them are poor farmers working in servitude for wealthy land owners, or bonde...
ON THE GROUND
Immigration into Europe: Trapped in TurkeyTo escape war or poverty, thousands of migrants try to enter Europe illegally via Turkey. Our reporter discovers the hazardous journey of these would-be exiles, whose dreams often...
Former scavengers left to fend for themselves in BrazilIt was South America's largest rubbish dump, providing a livelihood for thousands of workers through recycling. But in 2012, the Gramacho landfill site in Rio de Janeiro was c...
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Bosnian Muslim refugees struggling to surviveThey were forgotten in the aftermath of the Bosnian war. We take a closer look at the Muslim refugees who fled their villages, only to watch as authorities drew a border between th...
Can a new President changeMadagascar's fortunes?Madagascar is voting for a new President, 4 years after Marc Ravalomanan was toppled and replaced by Andry Rajoelina. The ouster was seen as a coup and the international community...
ON THE GROUND
France: The life of the RomaIn France, the life of the Roma people is insecure and fraught with anxiety. The authorities have dismantled their camps, their living conditions are filthy and their education cha...