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A close race between Chavez and Capriles

He's had 14 years in power and he wants six more. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has survived a coup attempt, protests and several votes against his administration. He swept to victory easily back in 2006, but now faces a serious challenge from long-time opponent Henrique Capriles. The 40-year-old lawyer is backed by a coalition of more than 30 opposition parties.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2018-06-18 Europe

How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign. At the heart of the protest movement was anger over...

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2018-06-15 Middle East

Residents of southern Lebanon live in fear of another war

Last month, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group announced that a new chapter in Syria's civil war had begun. This came after missiles were fired from Syrian soil into the...

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2018-06-14 Asia-pacific

Video: Men forced into marriage in northern India

Forced marriages are on the rise in India. In most cases, it's women who are kidnapped and forced into marrying a man they do not know. But in the northern state of Bihar, one of...

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2018-06-13 Europe

Russia gets set to host World Cup as costs soar

All eyes will be on Russia as the World Cup kicks off on Thursday. The country has spent almost €9 billion on the event. Of the 12 stadiums, nine have been built from scratch. In...

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2018-06-12 Europe

The Italians speaking out against the mafia in Sicily

Racketeering, extortion, so-called protection money: Italy's economy, and its southern regions in particular, are hit hard by organised crime. On the island of Sicily, the local...

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