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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

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Madrid hospitals look to free beds

MADRID -- Part 1 of 2 exploring Spanish hospitals' patient care, focusing on better admittance and discharge practices to avoid over-crowding.

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Paris in the year 2030, no kids allowed?

PARIS -- The Paris 2030 research project holds debates to discuss the future prospects of the City of Light, including where and how families will fit in.

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Mexico diabetes rates contend for world's worst

MEXICO CITY -- On World Diabetes Day, Mexico bears a dubious distinction: The country has the second highest rate of diabetes after the United States.