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Latest update : 2011-07-13

Medvedev vs Putin: will the protégé outshine the master?

With parliamentary and presidential elections just a few months away, the Russian political landscape has seen a number of interesting changes. Former President and current PM Vladimir Putin has created the All-Russian People's Front, a potential vehicle for a new presidential bid. Meanwhile, is successor, Dmitry Medvedev seems to be stepping out from under the shadow of his mentor. Is this a real rivalry, or a charade to convince voters they have a choice between the two?

By Xavier LUIZET , Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA , Kate WILLIAMS , Andrew Osborn

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

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

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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2015-07-22 Niger

Boko Haram violence triggers refugee crisis in Niger

Terrorist attacks and atrocities committed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. While...

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