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Latest update : 2012-09-21

Opposition plans to boycott parliamentary elections in Belarus

Belarus holds parliamentary elections this weekend. The government is doing its best to encourage citizens to vote - reportedly via threats of sacking if they don’t and promises of extra holidays if they do. But the main opposition forces are boycotting the poll. They claim there will be no real choice and that the parliament has no real power anyway.

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2018-05-25 Europe

Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum

Irish voters are heading to the polls in a referendum which could lead to the liberalisation of abortion laws. Terminations of pregnancy are illegal in Ireland, except in extreme...

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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

Vietnam is a nation of football fans. In the rural area of Pleiku, a school is training young players with the aim of building a national team that will one day qualify for the...

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that....

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader...

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