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Latest update : 2012-02-21

Downsizing the US military

In a bid to decrease US debt, President Obama is planning to cut military spending. With the Iraq war over, and a pull out date set for all combat troops in Afghanistan, the troop drawdown comes as military expenditure has reached a breaking point. However, some disagree with the proposal. Our Washington correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte report.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2015-01-29 Spain

35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

The trial of 35 members of the political party Batasuna, which was due to open this Thursday in Madrid after being postponed following the arrest of several defence lawyers, has...

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2015-01-28 Germany

Pegida, the movement dividing Germany

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

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On January 27th 1945, Red Army troops discovered, almost by chance, the Third Reich's largest extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Seventy years on, FRANCE 24 looks back at...

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2015-01-26 Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine dragged deeper into war

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

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