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France: E-smoking ban and plain packaging could be introduced

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 30, 2014

The health minister of France, Marisol Touraine, will be presenting hard-hitting, anti-smoking measures to Parliament on 17 June. Included in Touraine’s bill (projet de loi), which will be debated in… Read more…

How to prevent the spread of the tiger mosquito

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Strictly speaking it’s Aedes albopictus or the Asian tiger mosquito that’s spreading through Europe. Already this year it has been spotted in 18 departments in France, mostly in the south… Read more…

Luxembourg’s expats lose right to vote in national referendums

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has confirmed that expats living in Luxembourg will not be allowed to vote in the country’s constitutional referendums, but the future of the referendums has yet… Read more…

What does France’s far-right EU poll shocker really mean?

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

France 24, May 26 France and Europe are reeling from the “earthquake” of the National Front’s historic gains in Sunday’s European parliament elections. FRANCE 24′s Sylvain Attal examines what this… Read more…

Find out what “Best Before” and “Use By” dates really mean

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, May 26, 2014

There has been widespread reporting over the past week and weekend about changes coming into law in Europe for the ‘Best before’ dates on food items. So why the sudden… Read more…

London is number one City of Opportunity in the world

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 23, 2014

What really makes a city a place of opportunity? Is it size, infrastructure, general outlook, the local population’s health and wealth…or all of the above? In the sixth edition of… Read more…

Turkish expats to vote in presidential election

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the first time ever, reports the Hurriyet Daily News, Turkish expats will be allowed to vote in the presidential elections this August. Polling stations will be placed in 103… Read more…

French trains are too wide for stations

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SNCF the train operator in France ordered 15bn euros worth of trains to update and replace new stock and meet rising demand. Unfortunately, the company that runs the network, Réseau… Read more…

France: Free skin cancer check-ups this Thursday

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The 16th National Day of Skin Cancer Prevention and Screening (Journée Nationale de Prévention et de Dépistage des Cancers de la Peau) takes place tomorrow, Thursday 22 May, throughout mainland… Read more…

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping American avoid taxes

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The U.S. authorities have fined Credit Suisse AG, the bank’s Swiss banking entity, US$2.6 billion for helping American account holders avoid paying taxes by hiding their money under false names… Read more…

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