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Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

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Ireland's abortion referendum

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Weinstein in court; Ireland abortion vote; Italy's populist takeover

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Sugar and spice: The flavours of the French Caribbean

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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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Latest update : 2018-04-19

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's critics say this is a term that merely dresses up the basic role of a dictator: the same man hires, fires and decides. Supporters of Erdogan perhaps see no problem - but international observers share the concern of those inside Turkey who are already under pressure because they disagree with the government.

Produced by Yi SONG, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Mark OWEN

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Ahmed AL BURAI

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Ilhan TANIR

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2018-05-24 Vladimir Putin

After Iran, North Korea: Macron and Putin react as Trump scraps Singapore summit

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2018-05-24 Business

Apology accepted? Facebook's European charm offensive

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2018-05-22 Middle East

From Foe to Friend? The makeover of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr

It's time to form a government now that Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition has won the Iraqi election. The one-time archnemesis of US-led forces in Iraq fled to Iran after his sectarian...

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2018-05-21 Europe

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Italy is raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters, with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is expected to...

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2018-05-17 European Union

With friends like Trump... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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