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Latest update : 2012-05-16

Nationalists do well in Serbian vote

Presidential, parliamentary and local elections were all held in Serbia this Sunday, and as in other recent polls, concerns have been raised by the success of the nationalist SNS party. Its leader, Tomislav Nikolic, came within a whisker of frontrunner Boris Tadic in the vote for the presidency and the two now face a run-off. The SNS has now begun to support Serbia's hopes of joining the EU, but is the party likely to take power?

By Laurent ROUY

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2016-05-02 Hezbollah

Lebanon pays price for conflict between Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah

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2016-04-29 Libya

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2016-04-28 France

A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

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2016-04-27 Iraq

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

Is Chernobyl still harming children today?

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near the border between Ukraine and Belarus, residents and scientists remain concerned about the possible genetic effects of the...

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