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A new occupant for Prague Castle

The Czech Republic is choosing a new president. It's an historic event, as it's the first election with universal suffrage since independence. Previously, it fell to Parliament to elect a President. But not any longer. Now there are nine candidates in the running to replace outgoing leader Vaclav Klaus. It remains to be seen if his successor will take the country in a less euro-sceptic direction.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Mounia BEN AÏSSA

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2014-10-31 Egypt

Fears of growing support for extremist groups in Egypt

In Egypt, security forces are a regular target of militants, particularly in the restive Sinai region. In the deadliest assault to date, over 30 soldiers were killed last week....

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2014-10-30 Lebanon

Lebanon: Syrian civil war spillover heightens tensions in Tripoli

Lebanon is suffering from the spillover of the Syrian civil war just across the border. This week the conflict escalated again in Tripoli. The country's second-largest city is no...

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2014-10-29 Yemen

Yemen on the brink of chaos

In Yemen, the security situation has got so bad that the country is on the brink of a fully-fledged civil war. In the month since Shiite Houthi rebels took control of the capital...

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2014-10-28 Germany

Germany: Bavaria struggles to cope with influx of asylum seekers

Germany is seeing a surge in asylum seekers, with 76% more in the first three months of 2014 compared to last year. That's worrying many politicians, particularly in the southern...

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2014-10-27 Poland

Poland rediscovers its Jewish past

This week sees the long-awaited opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. It's a highly symbolic event for a country that once had Europe's largest Jewish...

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