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Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

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THE DEBATE

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Do Russians care? Kremlin cracks down after anti-corruption (part 2)

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French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

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EUROPE NOW

Italy challenged by populism

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EUROPE NOW

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: What's to celebrate?

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THE OBSERVERS

How traffickers lie to migrants wanting to go to Europe; and the gold rush polluting rivers in Ivory Coast

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BUSINESS DAILY

Startled startups flee UK ahead of Brexit

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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.

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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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