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Obama v Osama: US President marks anniversary of bin Laden's death

US President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Monday. There, he met troops, signed a deal with the government and marked the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. During a televised address from Bagram Air Force Base, he outlined his strategy to wind down the increasingly unpopular war. But he's already facing criticism for using the trip - and bin Laden's death - as a political ploy and stepping stone for his re-election bid.

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2016-09-23 UK

The battle for UK Labour’s leadership

D-Day is fast approaching for the embattled leader of Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn. Just a year ago, the election of this radical London MP brought about a sharp swing...

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2016-09-22 Vietnam

Vietnam's communist regime embraces capitalism, foreign investment

Critics say it's a country ruled by a communist regime which stifles any kind of political opposition. On the other hand, Vietnam has chosen to embrace a market economy, and...

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2016-09-21 corruption

Will Spain's anti-corruption pact help clean up politics?

Systemic corruption by politicians divides political parties in Spain. It's also one of the main causes of the current political impasse. Spain's conservative People's Party has...

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2016-09-20 migrants

Video: Cooking workshops spring up at French migrant camp

Grande-Synthe, near the northern port of Dunkirk, is France's first refugee camp to meet international standards. It is currently home to almost 1,500 people, mainly asylum...

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2016-09-19 France

Video: Living with the aftermath of Nice's terror attack

This year's Bastille Day will stay firmly in the minds of those who celebrated on Nice's Promenade des Anglais - but for all the wrong reasons: 86 people were killed, and scores...

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