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Latest update : 2012-01-06

Iowa Caucus: Newt Gingrich and the Evangelicals

In the state of Iowa, God and politics are intertwined. Evangelicals carry a lot of weight in the caucus: in 2008, over half of Republican caucus-goers were Evangelicals. With Newt Gingrich's popularity fading over his record as an adulterer who has married three times, Evangelicals are split. The results of their indecision will be soon be revealed.

By Nathan KING , Emmanuel SAINT-MARTIN

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2016-12-07 Africa

Ghana votes in tight presidential race

Ghanaians are heading to the polls to elect a new president. The incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, is running for a second term and says he has a "very good" chance of winning....

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2016-12-06 South Korea

Park's presidency hanging by thin thread

Park Geun-hye's days as South Korea’s president appear to be numbered right now. Every weekend, for more than a month, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets...

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2016-12-05 Italy

Italy's rural south welcomes refugees with open arms

The year 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers in Italy. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula including...

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2016-12-02 Europe

Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

Austria's far-right candidate Norbert Hofer gets another shot at becoming president in a second-round vote on Sunday after a May election was annulled by the constitutional court...

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2016-12-01 Middle East

Iraq: Embedded with Shiite militias fighting to retake town of Tal Afar

Our reporters in Iraq have been following Shiite militias who are fighting alongside the regular army. Their current mission is to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul,...

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