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Poor regions in France receive more money from the EU’s structural assistance funds than poor regions in Poland. [Financial Times, 14th June 2005] Casanova spent the last 13 years of his life working as a librarian. [Sunday Times Magazine, 23rd April 2005] By 15, only half of American children live with both biological parents, compared with roughly two thirds of Swedish, German and French children, and 90 per cent of children in Spain and Italy. [American Prospect, June 2005] There are more people called Chang in China than the total population of Germany. [Stephen Green, chairman HSBC] Three quarters of…

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