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Latest update : 2013-02-08

French voters increasingly leaning towards right-wing views

A recent poll showed that 32% of French people share the ideas of the far-right National Front party. That's largely been attributed to the influence of Marine Le Pen, who succeeded her father as leader two years ago and revamped the image of her party. But that doesn't mean that traditionally Socialist France is ready to vote for her.

By Achren ALLAHVERDIAN , Kate WILLIAMS

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2017-02-27 Thailand

America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

It began as a bilateral drill between the US and Thai armed forces. Thirty-six-years later, Cobra Gold has ballooned into the biggest multinational military gathering in the Asia...

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2017-02-24 France

France: Migrants offered financial incentives to return home

France is one of several countries in Europe that offer financial incentives to migrants who agree to go back home. The system is seen as one way of dealing with the migrant...

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2017-02-23 Middle East

Arms race: Delegations eye lucrative deals at Abu Dhabi military fair

The world's largest military fair is wrapping up in the United Arab Emirates. The IDEX exhibition attracts mainly African, Arab and Asian officials who are shopping for weapons....

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2017-02-22 Africa

#BringBackOurInternet: English-speaking Cameroon hit by digital blackout

Since mid-January, minority English-speaking regions of Cameroon have had their internet access cut off. These regions have seen anti-government protests in recent months, and...

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2017-02-21 Europe

Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

In a bid to crack down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean, the European Union and Libya are working together. As part of the EU's operation Sophia, officers in the Libyan...

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