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'We sell dreams, passion,' says French Open's Guy Forget

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The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

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After key battle, Syrian town of Kobane looks to the future

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THE INTERVIEW

'War is not an option,' says former FARC guerrilla leader

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EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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MEDIAWATCH

Ireland's abortion referendum

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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YOU ARE HERE

Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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ENCORE!

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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Latest update 11/11/2012

US Presidential Election 2012

Democratic President Barack Obama has defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney to secure a second term at the White House, wrapping up a closely-fought presidential contest. Despite lingering dissatisfaction over the slow pace of economic recovery, the incumbent president won most key swing states, including the “bellwether” state of Ohio, while his Democratic Party also kept its narrow lead in the Senate. But with Republicans still in control of the House of Representatives, Obama is set to face familiar difficulties in pushing through his liberal agenda over the next four years.

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Could time be running out for Mitt Romney?

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Strange bedfellows: Obama and Romney voters in love

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For minorities in France, Obama still casts a spell

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Democratic convention Obama's last big chance

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The good, the bad and the ugly of the Republican Convention

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Does Mitt Romney have a 'women problem'?

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Biden’s gaffe to black voters throws off Team Obama

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‘Ryan is a high-risk, high-reward vice-presidential pick’

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Fiscal hawk Ryan shakes up US presidential race

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White House, press pounce as Romney stumbles in UK

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