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Calais migrants crisis: risking death for a better life

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THE DEBATE

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Europe’s Blame Game: finger pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

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PEOPLE & PROFIT

Gold prices: no longer a safe haven?

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FOCUS

Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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ENCORE!

The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

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IN THE PAPERS

'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

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IN THE PAPERS

Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

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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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