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Latest update : 2012-01-05

Will Merkel make it through 2012?

Will Angela Merkel's government survive 2012? That will depend largely on the fate of the euro, as well as the management of a coalition on the verge of collapse and a recent home loan scandal involving Germany's president. An upcoming election in Schleswig-Holstein may also be a decisive factor as to whether the Conservative-Liberal coalition makes it through the New Year. Anne Mailliet and Brice Boussouar report.

By Brice BOUSSOUAR , Anne MAILLIET

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Since the conflict in Ukraine began, Kiev and the West have accused Russians of participating on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops to Ukraine 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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