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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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2016-04-28 France

A closer look at France's 'Up All Night' movement

France's "Up All Night" movement has been likened to the "indignados" movement in Spain and "Occupy Wall Street" in the US. The first gathering at Paris's Place de la Republique...

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2016-04-27 Iraq

Video: Iraqi woman rescues Yazidi sex slaves from IS group

Vian Dakhil is Iraq's only MP from the Yazidi community, a religious minority persecuted by the Islamic State (IS) group. For the past two years she’s invested her time and most...

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2016-04-26 Chernobyl

Is Chernobyl still harming children today?

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster near the border between Ukraine and Belarus, residents and scientists remain concerned about the possible genetic effects of the...

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2016-04-25 Yemen

Djibouti emerges as key transit point for migrants and refugees

Djibouti, a tiny country of less than a million people, has emerged as a key transit point for migrants, with poverty-stricken Ethiopians, Eritreans and Sudanese all crossing the...

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2016-04-22 environment

Will the Paris climate deal promises be kept?

Earth Day carries added significance this year with the official signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. More than 170 governments, including 40 heads of state, are attending the...

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