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Latest update : 2010-10-18

Sarkozy tries to appease Catholics

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. Critics believe the visit to the pontiff was a way for President Sarkozy to repair his relationship with France's Catholic community. He has come under fire from this group after a series of controversies since his election in 2007. The most recent is France's policy to deport Roma Gypsies from France to Romania and Bulgaria.

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

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Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

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2015-07-22 Niger

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