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France promises jobs to riot-hit suburbs

The French government Tuesday unveiled proposals to slash youth unemployment in the high-immigrant suburbs that exploded into rioting in 2005, pledging to create tens of thousands of new jobs. President Nicolas Sarkozy, who promised powerful measures in favour of the low-income “banlieues” during his election campaign, is to announce the full details of the nationwide plan for the suburbs on February 8. Full Story

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