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Two armed men have entered a restaurant in Barcelona and are reported to be holding hostages, following an attack in which a van was driven into a crowd, causing a number of injuries. Two people are reported to have been killed. Police say they are "terrorist attacks".
Recent agreement in Brussels over the European Union budget would not have been reached without the talents of a host of interpreters, in some 20 languages. And as a generation of British and French interpreters near retirement age, the European Commission interpreting service is on a recruitment drive. RFI met interpreters drumming up interest in this challenging and rewarding profession at the Expolangues language fair held last weekend in paris.
France - Europe
British and French still worst at foreign languages