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Latest update : 2012-05-30

Leaks reveal 'corruption and power struggles' inside the Vatican

It's been called the "Vatileaks" affair. Leaked documents, stolen straight from the top of the Vatican hierarchy and given to the media, have exposed alleged corruption, power struggles and nepotism at the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope's own butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested in connection with the scandal last week. But the Italian press is far from convinced that he's the only man involved.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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2015-05-21 France

Mother of French terror victim seeks to open minds

Latifa Ibn Ziaten is the mother of one of the seven people killed by Mohamed Merah, the "Toulouse gunman", in 2011. After the tragedy, this grieving mother created an NGO named...

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2015-05-20 Martinique

French overseas territories: Army helps young people get on career ladder

The Adapted Military Service Regiment was created 50 years ago in Martinique, well before the end of conscription in France. It currently only exists in France's overseas...

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2015-05-19 demonstrations

Tunisia: Protesters urge government to do more for economy

In Tunisia, the new government is still trying to sort out an economy in crisis. Worst affected are the inland regions, neglected under the former dictatorships, and at the...

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2015-05-18 Japan

Japan's pacifism under threat

Japan has just held its first international arms fair, something that was almost unthinkable before conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012. The...

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2015-05-15 Colombia

Colombia conflict: Residents of flashpoint region caught in crossfire

In Colombia, the government is still at war with the FARC guerrilla group, despite long-running peace talks in Cuba aimed at putting an end to the insurgency. In the flashpoint...

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