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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 85%. Both the man and the system he heads, still have a fair share of opponents but many feel that their vision of an alternative Russia is now out of reach. This seems especially true among the country's urban liberals: many have, or are considering, leaving the country...

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Julia LYUBOVA , Ksenia BOLCHAKOVA

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2016-09-27 civil rights

Video: 'Buy Black' movement gains momentum in US

In the US city of Atlanta, the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of residents have started a "Buy Black" movement, inspired by the civil rights struggle. These...

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2016-09-26 Libya

FRANCE 24 exclusive: The last stand for Libya’s Oil Crescent

While filming a report about a militia leader allied with the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tripoli, FRANCE 24 journalists witnessed the takeover of a key oil...

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2016-09-23 UK

The battle for UK Labour’s leadership

D-Day is fast approaching for the embattled leader of Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn. Just a year ago, the election of this radical London MP brought about a sharp swing...

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2016-09-22 Vietnam

Vietnam's communist regime embraces capitalism, foreign investment

Critics say it's a country ruled by a communist regime which stifles any kind of political opposition. On the other hand, Vietnam has chosen to embrace a market economy, and...

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2016-09-21 corruption

Will Spain's anti-corruption pact help clean up politics?

Systemic corruption by politicians divides political parties in Spain. It's also one of the main causes of the current political impasse. Spain's conservative People's Party has...

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