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Latest update : 2012-09-20

Swing states will decide who wins the White House in 2012

After the big party conventions, the United States has now entered the final stretch in the race for the White House. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns are giving it their all, but mainly in just a few states; those that are too close to call and have many voters still undecided. These states can and will decide the 2012 presidential election. Today we visit one of them, Virginia, a part of the USA that has traditionally voted Republican but in 2008 went for Barack Obama.

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2015-07-29 Colombia

Colombian community takes on drug gangs

Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and local authorities and investors are eager to transform it into a touristic destination, but the town has fallen prey...

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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