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Latest update : 2012-05-23

Serbia's new president - nationalist or not?

Serbia has elected a new president - and it's not the one that most people were expecting. Tomislav Nikolic has unseated Boris Tadic, the man in power since 2004. Observers are worried about the new head of state, who used to be part of the ultra-nationalist Radical Party. He once said he would prefer to be allied with Russia than join the EU, but he has since toned down the rhetoric, saying he will take Serbia to Europe after all.

By Kate WILLIAMS

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2016-02-11 Ireland

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's...

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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2016-02-05 children

Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

A generation ago, only adults would go through the daunting, but often liberating, process of changing their gender. Today, a growing number of children and adolescents undergo...

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