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France's housing crisis

As Nicolas Sarkozy enters the presidential election race we take a look at the issues likely to dominate the campaign. The recent cold snap highlighted the acuteness of France's housing shortage. Housing advocates are now fighting to make it a headline election issue. With an estimated 10 million French people affected by a lack of appropriate housing, this issue has the potential to be a vote winner. Catherine Nicholson and Marine Casalis find out who is promising what.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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2015-01-21 discrimination

Burma: New policies set to force Rohingyas into camps

Burma's authorities are laying the groundwork for a new plan which would discriminate against the Rohingyas. This Muslim minority has lived for many generations in this...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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