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Latest update : 2010-04-27

Belgium in stalemate once again as Flemish/French rift deepens

For the fifth time in three years, tensions between French- and Flemish-speaking parts of Belgium have brought the government to its knees. In the south, there are only French speakers, while the north only has Flemish speakers. The Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde electoral district (BHV) however, is bilingual: French speakers can vote for French-speaking parties, even if they live in Flemish municipalities. Flemish politicians say the system is unfair and have quit the government in protest.

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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2015-01-21 discrimination

Burma: New policies set to force Rohingyas into camps

Burma's authorities are laying the groundwork for a new plan which would discriminate against the Rohingyas. This Muslim minority has lived for many generations in this...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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