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Greece tries to get back on its feet

For the first time in decades Greece has a coalition government. Under newly appointed Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, its parliament now has to face the sizeable challenge of tackling the economic crisis. The coalition will have to get its proposals past a strong opposition: the radical left, led by Alexis Tsipras, who came a close second during the elections. In dire need of a cash injection, Greece cannot afford for decision-making to be stalled.

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2015-03-31 Oman

Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

In the past months, Iran has been negotiating its way back into the international community, hoping to secure a potential easing of the West's economic embargo. Meanwhile...

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2015-03-30 UK

How integrated is Britain's Muslim community?

In the UK, government ministers have written to British mosques thanking them for their response to the attacks in Paris. But they have also called on Muslim leaders to do more...

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2015-03-27 Portugal

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

It's almost one year since Portugal exited its bailout, but the government is still implementing austerity measures. Taxes continue to rise, and some critics say this has led to...

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2015-03-26 France

French baking taking over the world

France is well known for its culinary traditions and the nation's dishes are already famous worldwide. Now, its bread has become a rising star too, with bakers from across the...

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2015-03-25 Iraq

Iraq's Duluiyah, a symbol of Sunni resistance to jihadists

Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed Shia militia are hoping to soon retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, where jihadists have been holding out for several weeks. But...

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