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Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

Link:  Deplorable conditions in French ‘Refugee Camp’

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Smoking habits in French farmers: a cross-sectional study

Farmers are exposed to multiple air contaminants that may interact with tobacco smoking in the development of respiratory diseases.

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U.K. to build wall in France to keep migrants out

The U.K. government announced that it will spend £1.9 million to construct a wall in the French port city of Calais to prevent migrants from sneaking aboard trucks and vessels crossing the English Channel. The 13-foot-high wall would try to keep the roughly 5,000 migrants and refugees living in the camp out of the U.K.

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European migrant deal may be starting to fall apart

The deal between the European Union and Turkey that has helped to slow down the flow of migrants and refugees into Europe may be slowly unraveling. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that the country could walk away from the deal if its citizens are not granted visa-free travel throughout Europe in October. It

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France To Push For International Regulations For New Drug Pricing At G7 Meeting

Reuters: France gets G7 to discuss global regulation of medicine prices “France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an ‘irreversible’ process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make life-saving drugs more affordable, three sources told Reuters. President Francois Hollande said in March he would push…More

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The U.N. cannot stop its peacekeepers from raping children in the Central African Republic

Like a broken record that just won’t stop repeating the same phrase, the United Nations again revealed that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic were responsible for sexual abuse. This time, the number of victims totals 108 people – mostly children. Authorities in France, Gabon and Burundi, were notified of the complicity of their troops in

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France President Hollande To Push For International Regulation Of Medicine Prices At G7, G20…

Reuters: France’s Hollande to seek regulation of medicine prices at G7, G20 summits “French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would push for international regulation of medicine prices at a G7 summit in Japan in May and a G20 meeting in China in September. ‘The idea is to be able to fight soaring medicine…More

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Advocates urge U.S. to cease support for African agriculture initiative

A program meant to help agriculture in Africa is causing more harm than good and should be closed, says an advocacy group. The 3-year-old New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition allowed large corporations to make land grabs that are to the detriment of small farmers, according to a new report by ActionAid. Released ahead

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Aid to poor countries fell, shows report

By the amount spent, overall development assistance increased in 2014. But in real terms it fell by 0.5 percent and less of that money went to the world’s least-developed countries than the year prior, shows the data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week. With development assistance making up more than two-thirds of

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News Rounds: French military success in Mali could lead to ‘war of…

French success in Mali may herald ‘war of the shadows’ (BBC) — In Mali, Islamist forces have simply melted away in the face of the French advance. But one concern is that they may take refuge in mountainous and inaccessible areas near to the country’s porous borders, seeking to mount hit and run attacks to … Continue reading →

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WHO: Urgent action needed to prevent the spread of untreatable gonorrhoea

WHO: Urgent action needed to prevent the spread of untreatable gonorrhoeaNote for the media6 June 2012 | Geneva – Millions of people with gonorrhoea may be at risk of running out of treatment options unless urgent action is taken, according WHO. Already several countries, including Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom are reporting cases of resistance to cephalosporin antibiotics – the last treatment option against gonorrhoea. Every year an estimated 106 million people are infected with gonorrhea, which is transmitted sexually.Dwindling treatment options“Gonorrhoea is becoming a major public health challenge, due to the high incidence of infections accompanied by dwindling treatment options,” says Dr Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, from the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO. “The available data only shows the tip of the iceberg.

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French Maternal And Child Health Clinics Threatened By Poor Economy

NPR’s KQED on Wednesday examined how France’s 60-year-old network of preventive health clinics for children and parents, which provides care free-of-charge, is being threatened by the nation’s flailing economy. “[W]hile it’s unlikely that France will abandon its maternal and child health programs, it remains an open question whether social changes and economic reality might intrude into such a sacred French ideal,” the article states (Varney, 7/27).

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French impressions

Paris, Toulouse and Languedoc were outstanding. Turns out you can survive for two weeks on a diet of cream products, baguette, and small forest creatures. (All food groups covered if you count wine as a fruit.) The highlight was biking in Cathar country, a 7-day loop starting and ending in Carcassonne.

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