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'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

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The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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THE INTERVIEW

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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MEDIAWATCH

Ireland's abortion referendum

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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YOU ARE HERE

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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ENCORE!

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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Latest update 22/03/2010

Full coverage of the 2010 French regional elections

In two rounds of voting to elect 1,880 regional representatives on March 14 and 21, French voters dealt a stinging blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, which gained just 35.5 percent of the national vote. The resounding victory for the Socialist Party and its left-wing allies (54.12 percent), who won all but one of the 22 regions in mainland France, has made the left a credible challenger for the 2012 presidential election.

Background
French regional elections: the knives are out

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French elections: secularism under threat?

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The Le Pen line of succession

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