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France's newest political parties go to school

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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PERSPECTIVE

'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

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IN THE PRESS

'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical stance after female activists arrested

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BUSINESS DAILY

$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

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EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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THE DEBATE

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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ENCORE!

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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Latest update 06/06/2012

Republicans pick Romney to face off against Obama

After a primary season marked by colourful debates and increasingly bitter attacks, Mitt Romney has secured the Republican presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor - praised by supporters for his business acumen and criticised by detractors for lacking consistency and charisma - will face off against incumbent President Barack Obama in the general election on November 6. Below, look back on our coverage of the Republican nominating contest that finally saw Romney pull ahead of the pack.

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Obama steals G.O.P. thunder with national security focus

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Why do US citizens resist healthcare reform?

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Obama campaign hatches re-election strategy – and it’s not about hope

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Newt Gingrich: A surprising surge, an unpredictable candidate

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Santorum surge in Iowa shakes up Republican race

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Mitt Romney: a steady Republican who can't pull ahead of the pack

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