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Weed wars: the battle in California

A hundred years ago, the state of California was a pioneer in drug enforcement laws. But today it has become a haven for people looking to make a living growing marijuana. The state is fighting back, however. Proponents of legalising cannabis were defeated in a referendum last month, and authorities are cracking down on producers of marijuana with military-style raids on their illegal farms.

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2014-11-21 National Front party (France)

France’s National Front in the spotlight

With the National Front on the rise in France, our reporters returned to three towns where the far-right party’s mayoral candidates won the most recent local elections.

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2014-10-24 Spain

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