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Unique ‘battle draw’ to red meat up existence at France’s deprived suburbs 0

Unique ‘battle draw’ to red meat up existence at France’s deprived suburbs

When Emmanuel Macron announced his bid for the French presidency in November 2016 from Seine-Saint-Denis, the poorest suburb in France, the message was clear: improving the social situation in the French banlieues, or suburbs, was one of his priorities. Seine-Saint-Denis, located just northeast of Paris, had long been synonymous with the conditions that blight France’s…

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Volokolamsk: A ‘mini-Chernobyl’ in Moscow’s suburbs

Volokolamsk, Russia – As the 11:32 suburban train from Moscow pulled up at the station in the town of Volokolamsk on Sunday, dozens of police awaited its passengers. Officers approached those getting off and demanded their IDs. A number of journalists, along with a few other people, were led out of the station and told to…

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