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Latest update : 2014-04-22

Romania strengthens military cooperation with the US

The US decision to send more Marines to Romania dates back to late last year. But now, joint military exercises between the two countries have a more urgent feel with Russian troops amassed on Ukraine's eastern border. Romania has become the United States' greatest ally in the region, with four US military bases, not to mention the controversial anti-ballistic missile shield that's still in the construction phase. Our team on the ground reports on this strategic relationship.

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Thomas WATERHOUSE , Mirel BRAN

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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2014-07-16 crime

Vel d'Hiv' Roundup: remembering one of the darkest dates in France's modern history

Seventy-two years ago, on July 16th 1942, French police acting on orders of the Nazi occupiers began rounding up thousands of Jews living in Paris. They were assembled at the...

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2014-07-15 Russia

Leaving for political reasons: Russia's latest wave of emigration?

The annexation of the Crimean territory in March has seen a nationalist fervor grip many Russians: according to recent polls President Putin's rates of approval are soaring above...

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