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Latest update : 2012-11-02

Candidates campaigning hard to win womens' votes

With just a few days left, the two candidates in the race for the White House know that they need to woo America's women. With 53% of the electorate being female, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney know that issues such as abortion could make the difference between winning the presidential election and losing it. The Republican camp are pro-life, while the Democrats are more pro-choice - but which side will encourage US women to give them their vote?

By Valérie DEFERT , Hayde FITZPATRICK

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 agriculture

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during lean times, but...

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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