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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

government

Is Australia's gender gap threatening economic progress?

MELBOURNE -- Australia is falling behind in equal opportunity – what more, it’s hurting business. Three new business groups aim to turn the trend.

technology

Mobile apps pick up Spanish government's slack

MADRID -- Radiation detection, domestic violence prevention, cancer prevention -- with the government out of money, now there's an app for that.

food

Made in France? This group says, 'Non'

PARIS -- An increase in products stamped "Made in France" enter the market, but not everyone is convinced. How French are these goods?