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French Lawmakers Back New Prostitution Law

The French lower house of parliament passed a reform of prostitution law on Wednesday imposing fines on clients, a shift to tougher rules which has split the country and angered some sex workers. Lawmakers voted 268 in favor and 138 against to give France some of the most restrictive legislation on prostitution in Europe - a radical switch away from the nation's traditionally tolerant attitude. Those seeking to buy sex will now face a 1,500 euro ($2,000) fine, while the act of...

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