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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has international repercussions

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen  as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.

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Tensions linger in Ivory Coast

The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.

World Notes: Cuba, France, Iraq - and more

From book fairs in Havana to human rights in Iraq - keep up to date on what's going on in your world.

Dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier's strange return to Haiti

The return of former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier to Haiti has further unsettled an already chaotic situation.

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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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Artists protest funding cuts

Singers, painters and television presenters demonstrated across the Netherlands on Saturday against government plans to slash funding and subsidies for the arts.

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Cutbacks force destitute to line up for food

Hundreds of desperate Romanians left destitute by the country's austerity drive lined up for food aid Wednesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta.

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French workers angry about pensions and more

Tuesday, for the second time in seven days, more than 3.5 million people turned out in militant demonstrations across France.

Millions protest pension "reform" in France

More than 3.5 million took to the streets throughout France on Tuesday protesting moves to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

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