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2 October 2001

EU calls for new housing laws after Toulouse blast

Author: Reuters

The blast at a French petrochemicals plant last week that killed 29 people has heightened the need for new laws to separate hazardous industrial factories from residential areas, the European Commission said yesterday.

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2 October 2001

France orders withdrawal of atrazine, herbicides

Author: Greg Frost, Reuters

French Farm Minister Jean Glavany last week ordered the withdrawal of atrazine and related weedkillers, saying the chemicals were building up in water supplies and threatening human health. Switzerland's Syngenta AG, and privately held Makteshim of...

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1 October 2001

Thousands march in Toulouse to condemn blast

Author: Reuters

More than 15,000 people demonstrated in the southern French city of Toulouse on the weekend to condemn a blast at a petrochemicals factory that killed 29 people and injured thousands.

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27 September 2001

Questions follow factory blast [France]

Author: Jon Henley, Guardian [UK]

Concerns are being raised about the safety of building chemical plants in residential areas following the explosion in Toulouse that killed 29 people, writes Jon Henley

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23 September 2001

Protesters' long battle to move blast factory [France]

Author: Stuart Jeffries and Sam Taylor, The Observer [UK]

The death toll in the Toulouse chemical plant explosion could rise to 40 as rescuers desperately search the wreckage for 15 missing workers. Furious locals said they had spent years campaigning to have the plant relocated to a less populated area...In...

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6 September 2001

Germany reacts to globalisation fears

Author: John Hooper, Guardian [UK]

The leaders of France and Germany were last night discussing in Berlin how to present a united and more sympathetic front to the anti-globalisation movement.

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6 September 2001

Monrovia Breaches UN Sanctions - Whilst Its Logging Industry Funds Arms Imports And RUF Rebels

Author: Global Witness

According to a report released today, the Government of Liberia continues to import armaments and to support the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), responsible for gross human rights abuses in Sierra Leone. This support is made possible...

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29 August 2001

Editorial comment: Jospin takes a risk

Author: Financial Times

The French prime minister's support for the Tobin tax, the surcharge on cross-border capital movements, is the most eye-catching concession to date to the anti-globalisation movement.

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29 August 2001

Global Witness Director Speaks On Timber And Sanctions

Author: The Perspective [Smyrna, Georgia, USA]

[link between armed conflict in West Africa and Liberian timber]

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21 August 2001

No surprise, 2000 was another record year for arms merchants

Author: Michael Littlejohns, Earth Times News Service

...while critics were busily blaming Washington for torpedoing the recent UN talks aimed at curbing an expanding trade in easily portable weapons like pistols and submachineguns, unmentioned or forgotten were the contributions that every single one of...

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