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FRANCE

France's new PM targets welfare in drive to cut spending

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country’s generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by €50 billion, announcing a state pension freeze and a trimmed budget for social benefits and healthcare.

SOUTH KOREA

Rescue effort under way as ferry sinks off S. Korean coast

Coastguard vessels and helicopters have deployed in a rescue effort after a ferry carrying more than 450 people began sinking off the South Korean coast. Officials say that four are confirmed dead but hundreds remain missing.

FRANCE

Burgundy digs into France's bureaucratic 'mille-feuille'

The presidents of two administrative regions in eastern France have plans to merge following calls to cut through the country’s numerous and costly layers of local government, which the French describe as a mille-feuille (thousand-layer) cake.

France

Paris laboratory loses deadly SARS virus samples

The Pasteur Institute in Paris has asked the authorities to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus, while insisting that missing samples represent no danger to the public.

FRANCE

Paris police memo calling for Roma eviction ‘rectified’

An internal memo sent to employees of the police precinct of Paris’s 6th district calling for the removal of homeless Roma families from the affluent neighbourhood has been “rectified”, France’s interior ministry announced on Tuesday.

FRANCE

'Miracle girl' healthy after seven-organ transplant in Paris

Suffering from a rare illness, a five-year-old German girl underwent a seven-organ transplant at a Parisian hospital in 2010. One of the surgeons, Professor Christophe Chardot, spoke to FRANCE 24 about the exceptional medical feat.

ALGERIA

Algeria rights crackdown slammed ahead of election

Criticism of Algeria’s human rights and freedom of expression record is mounting days before the presidential election in which Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win a fourth term in office.

USA

Americas to see 'Blood Moon' total lunar eclipse

Night owls and early risers in North and South America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its colour from bright orange to deep red.

USA

Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for their coverage of the US government's secret surveillance programme based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

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