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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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2016-12-05 Italy

Italy's rural Basilicata welcomes asylum seekers with open arms

In Italy, 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula. Among them women,...

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2016-12-02 Europe

Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

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2016-12-01 Middle East

Iraq: Embedded with Shiite militias fighting to retake town of Tal Afar

Our reporters in Iraq have been following Shiite militias who are fighting alongside the regular army. Their current mission is to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul,...

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2016-11-30 France

Suspects under house arrest in France protest their innocence

France’s state of emergency imposed in the wake of last November’s terror attacks is still in place today. The measure gives police and state officials special powers to take...

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2016-11-29 Europe

What is the secret behind Germany's baby boom?

For almost ten years, Germany has been trying to boost its low birth rate by implementing one of the world's most expensive family policies. These measures are beginning to show...

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