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Latest update : 2011-01-20

After 25 years in exile, 'Baby Doc' returns

He's spent the last quarter of a century in exile in France, after a popular uprising ousted him. But on Sunday, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier made an unexpected return to his homeland. The former "President for Life" is supposedly there to visit friends and family, but given Haiti's current political instability, many are asking if his return isn't geared at taking back the reins of power.

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2014-11-28 China

Is this the end of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement'?

As we've been reporting on FRANCE 24, the so-called "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong has been dwindling in recent weeks. Authorities have dismantled barricades, cleared...

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2014-11-27 France

Thiaroye, a dark chapter in France and Senegal's common history

Senegalese "Tirailleurs" were soldiers from France's West African colonies who served in the French army in both World Wars. In 1940, many were made prisoners by the Germans who...

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2014-11-26 Ukraine

One year on, what has Maidan changed in Ukraine?

Ukraine recently marked one year since the start of the Maidan protests that ultimately toppled Viktor Yanukovich. Since then, fresh elections have been held. The association...

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2014-09-26 France

Americans in Paris

Last report in our series celebrating Paris's rich cultural diversity: natives of both the North and South of the American Continent now call Paris home. They've brought with...

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2014-11-25 violence against women

Working with offenders also key to ending domestic violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we bring you a report on how France is trying to stamp out what remains an all-too-common form of...

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