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Dutch say the tax party’s over for multinationals

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Long criticized at home and abroad for being a haven for giant corporations, the Netherlands announced fresh measures Tuesday to crack down on tax breaks for multinationals. Business-minded Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, leading a fragile coalition, is backing a proposal originally tabled by …

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Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected

Notre Dame cathedral ▶ Catholic Cathedral ▶ Completed in 1345 ▶ Construction took 182 years ▶ Tower height of 69 meters ▶ Where Napoleon was coronated ▶ 14 million visitors annually ▶ Has a 13 tonne bell named Emmanuel The Notre Dame has survived ▶ French Wars of Religion ▶ The …

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Billions pledged to halt Africa’s forest loss

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | With the world’s forests increasingly under threat from climate change and logging, leaders and top bank chiefs pledged billions on Thursday to help reverse the steep decline in Africa’s woodland areas. So far this century East Africa alone has lost around 6 million hectares of …

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Key events around the world in 2017

Paris, France | AFP |  From the inauguration of US President Donald Trump to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, here are 12 events that marked 2017. – A year of Trump – On January 20 Republican billionaire Donald Trump, 70, is inaugurated as US president, vowing: “America first.” Suspicions …

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