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Latest update : 2010-02-04

What future for France's investigating judges?

Former Prime minister Dominique de Villepin is set to appear in court for a second time, to answer charges he tried to smear his rival Nicolas Sarkozy. The decision by a public prosecutor to appeal Villepin's acquittal is raising questions of political interference in the case. Also at issue is the role of investigating magistrates. Independent from the government, they long had a reputation for taking on complex cases without fear of political interference.

By Derek THOMSON , Kate WILLIAMS , Patrick LOVETT

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2018-06-22 Ludovic DE FOUCAUD

Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

As the World Cup group stage continues, we focus on binational footballers, who often have to weigh up the pros and cons of playing for their home country. Ahead of the...

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2018-06-21 Julien SAUVAGET

Rubbish piling up in France's illegal landfills

Mountains of trash are piling up in French villages, sullying the image of the countryside. In one town less than 40 kilometres outside Paris, rubbish covering the equivalent of...

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2018-06-20 Asia-pacific

Japan rejects 99% of asylum applications

Last year, Japan granted refugee status to just 20 people, out of nearly 19,000 applicants. Officially, Japan refuses to allow mass immigration and remains one of the most closed...

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2018-06-19 Asia-pacific

Alarmingly high rates of HIV among China's youth

Young Chinese people living in urban areas have never had it so good. They have better access to education and healthcare services, and a higher quality of life overall. But...

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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