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Latest update : 2014-04-04

The scramble for Afghanistan - Will the election end an era of uncertainty?

Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan certainly signals change. With the outgoing Hamid Karzai out of the running and US-led forces drawing down you could say there's a mix of anticipation and foreboding. And there's no denying the US drawdown has further heightened the weight of regional players in this election, neighbours who've all stepped up aid to Afghanistan as they jostle for influence.

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah

By François PICARD

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Assad OMER

Ambassador of Afghanistan in France

Alissa Johannsen RUBIN

New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris

Ghalib IQBAL

Ambassador for Pakistan in France

Vikram SINGH

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 2)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-05 China

Coughing dragon? China's growth slows amid credit crunch fears (part 1)

Has the Chinese dragon caught a cough? Growth is down, while public debt amounts to 10% of GDP. Will a planned curb on spending burst not just China but all of Asia's housing...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

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