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Latest update : 2012-06-13

US superPACs drive negative presidential campaigning

The US presidential election is only five months away, pitting the incumbent Barack Obama against Republican Mitt Romney. It's the first presidential election to involve superPACs, independent support networks allowed to collect unlimited amounts of money to support one candidate - or, more often than not, attack their rival.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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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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