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Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

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France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

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LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

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Latest update : 2012-04-18

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

When last year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a 32-year-old Yemeni mother-of-three named Tawakkol Karman, few were more surprised than the recipient herself. Today, four months after her Nobel Prize, Karman is an internationally sought-after speaker.

When she got the news, Karman said she was unaware she had even been nominated for one of the world's highest honours. Yet years before the Arab Spring swept across her region, Karman had been holding weekly demonstrations calling upon her country's ruler, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to allow greater freedom and human rights.

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2017-04-26 Germany

French presidential election: The view from Berlin

European leaders did not hide their relief when Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election. The German chancellor's spokesperson wished Macron all...

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2017-04-20 Edward Snowden

US whistleblower Snowden did 'the work of a patriot'

Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig is a major advocate for privacy and online freedom and also tried to run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. He is in Paris to...

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2017-04-19 French Presidential Elections 2017

France votes: 'It's very possible Le Pen won't make it to the second round'

On Sunday April 23, French voters will head to the polls for the opening round of the most unpredictable presidential election in the nation's modern history. If we're to believe...

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2017-04-15 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey expert on Erdogan’s referendum: 'A return to the nineties'

Turkey is currently on everybody’s lips: On April 16, the country votes in a referendum that could dramatically change the constitution by heavily concentrating powers in the...

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2017-04-12 Donald Trump

Non-partisan think-tank: ‘Impulsive element to how Trump sees the world’

Does Donald Trump have a foreign policy? If so, does anyone in his own administration know what it is? The answer to both questions is “no”, according to several White House...

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