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Gaza conflict: Palestinians mark sombre Eid

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Celebrities in the Israel-Gaza crossfire

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Israeli strike takes out Gaza power station

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French newspaper apologises for Sarkozy story

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Last-ditch talks aim to avert Argentina default

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Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

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Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

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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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