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Long live Free France: former Resistance members remember de Gaulle's call to arms

France and the United Kingdom have marked the 70th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle's radio address to the French people. In 1940, he called on his fellow citizens to resist Nazi Germany's occupation. It's one of the most iconic speeches in French history; while no recording was made of the original, it's credited with channelling the energies of those who refused to cave in to the power of Hitler's armies. We met two Frenchmen who were so inspired by it that they joined up days later.

By Sylvain ROUSSEAU

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2017-04-27 Asia-pacific

Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

In Burma, de facto leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has just celebrated her first year in power. Her NLD party has to govern with the army and the democratic transition...

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2017-04-26 Europe

LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

For several weeks, journalists and NGOs have been drawing attention to a campaign of terror against the LGBT community in Chechnya, a Muslim-majority region of Russia in the...

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2017-04-25 Americas

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

With his promise to build a wall between the US and Mexico, Donald Trump has made combatting illegal immigration a pillar of his presidency. But Mexico is already the US's firm...

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2017-04-21 France

Fighting fuel poverty in France

Fuel poverty affects more than 10 million people in France. Financial aid programmes have been stepping in to help these people to heat their homes, many of which are poorly...

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2017-04-19 Russia

How Russian activists are getting around strict laws on protesting

The next presidential election in Russia is planned for early 2018 and the opposition is already getting organised. But the right to protest is extremely limited and tightly...

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