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Latest update : 2012-10-26

A free and fair vote in Ukraine's parliamentary elections?

Ukraine holds parliamentary elections on Sunday, the first to be held under President Viktor Yanukovych. Western powers are concerned about the direction Ukraine has been heading in following the 2011 jailing of Yanukovych's main rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The ruling Regions party wants election observers in place to validate the voting. Yet local NGOs claim that the ruling party is engaging in such actions that could skewer the election in its favour.

By Gulliver CRAGG

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2015-09-04 Ukraine

Patriots, ultra-nationalists, revolutionaries or fascists: The many faces of Ukraine's radical 'Right Sector'

In Ukraine, questions are being asked about the country's far right. One of the more troubling groups to emerge since the Maidan revolution is the armed paramilitary formation...

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2015-09-03 Guatemala

Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

A government rocked by a corruption scandal, a wave of public protests, a president who resigns after being stripped of his immunity: this is the state of Guatemala just days...

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2015-09-02 India

India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

Ever since its independence from India and Pakistan in 1947, Kashmir, a former princely state of the British Raj, has been divided into two zones: one Indian, the other...

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2015-09-01 Macedonia

A Syrian family's desperate journey westward

A story behind the statistics: This report follows 18 members of a Syrian family who have been forced from their homeland because of the brutal civil war. Trying to make their...

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2015-08-31 Italy

The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

While a steady stream of undocumented migrants continue to flood into Europe, thousands are already here, many of them trying to make a living by working illegally. In Italy...

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