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Ukraine crisis forces Germany to rethink energy policy

Germany is Europe's largest energy consumer. About a third of its gas comes from Russia, and now with the Ukrainian crisis, the government is under increasing pressure to rethink its energy strategy. Some are recommending that it consider hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. But it's highly controversial in Germany, as our correspondents found out.

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2015-04-24 Armenia

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

Exactly a century ago, the Ottoman Empire instituted measures that would lead to the deaths of one and a half million ethnic Armenians. Fleeing what later came to be recognised...

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2015-04-23 Lebanon

Lebanon, a second home for Armenians

Fleeing the 1915 genocide perpetrated by Ottoman troops, large numbers of Armenians sought refuge in Lebanon. The country's multi-faith society meant that they were able to...

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2015-04-22 abortion

Morocco: Government considers relaxing abortion ban

In Morocco, the government is considering relaxing a ban on abortions in order to allow women to legally terminate pregnancies under certain circumstances. King Mohammed VI has...

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2015-04-21 Nazis

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld publish memoirs of Nazi-hunting years

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld are France's most famous Nazi hunters. They have just published their memoirs, recounting several decades spent tracking down Hitler's henchmen and...

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2015-04-20 humanitarian action

CAR: Thousands of Muslims trapped in enclaves

This time last year, the Central African Republic was still embroiled in fighting between ethnic and religious factions. Last July a peace deal was signed, and this week a...

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