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Latest update : 2012-12-07

Romania prepares for parliamentary elections

Romania is gearing up for elections this Sunday to choose MPs in both houses of Parliament. Voters are tired of a political class which is renowned for its corruption. Meanwhile, the economic crisis which is affecting all of Europe has hardly warmed people's feelings towards politicians either. The right preaches the gospel of austerity - not a popular solution for many - while the left promises a lot, but is tainted by its historical links with the Communist system.

By Mirel BRAN

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2014-10-22 India

Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

India recently signed a nuclear power agreement with Australia and is entering tough negotiations with Japan on new power plants. The aim is to obtain a cheap source of fuel for...

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2014-10-23 Tunisia

Tunisia: Religious education claims bigger role in curriculum

In Tunisia, final preparations are underway for Sunday's parliamentary elections. They are the second since the revolution almost four years ago, and the first since a new...

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2014-10-21 London

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2014-10-20 Turkey

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2014-10-17 Cameroon

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