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Latest update : 2012-08-30

Mitt Romney's Big Moment

It's political convention season in the US, and despite Hurricane Isaac, the Republican Party's celebrations are going ahead in Florida. It will be followed next week by the Democratic Party's convention in North Carolina. But this week, it's all about Mitt Romney, and his official nomination as the Republican alternative to Barack Obama. The convention organisers will try to portray Romney as the only one who can get the country's economy back on track.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2014-10-24 Ukraine

Ukraine's crippled elections

This Sunday, Ukraine is holding parliamentary elections, but some parts of the country won't be voting. The war between government forces and Russian-backed separatists continues...

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2014-10-22 India

Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

India recently signed a nuclear power agreement with Australia and is entering tough negotiations with Japan on new power plants. The aim is to obtain a cheap source of fuel for...

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2014-10-23 Tunisia

Tunisia: Religious education claims bigger role in curriculum

In Tunisia, final preparations are underway for Sunday's parliamentary elections. They are the second since the revolution almost four years ago, and the first since a new...

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2014-10-21 London

London now the world's most expensive city

Soaring property prices and spiralling living costs are nothing new in London. But the British capital has now officially knocked Hong Kong off the top perch for being the most...

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2014-10-20 Turkey

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

It’s a scene Turkish activist Sehbal Senyurt has grown accustomed to witnessing.

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