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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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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

Vietnam is a nation of football fans. In the rural area of Pleiku, a school is training young players with the aim of building a national team that will one day qualify for the...

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that....

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2018-05-22 France

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New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

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