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Latest update : 2014-07-24

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is underpinning Europe and Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoys a 77% approval rate at home, making her the most popular leader of all the world's richest nations. But after nine years in power, some are starting to wonder how long her winning streak can last and, crucially for her party, who might one day succeed her.

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Adeline PERCEPT , Anne MAILLIET , Abby D'ARCY HUGHES

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2016-07-25 Canada

Canada: Religious sponsorship of refugees creates controversy

Within just a few months, Canada has taken in 25,000 Syrian refugees. A private sponsorship system means that around 10,000 of them are sponsored by individuals and refugee...

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2016-07-22 Pakistan

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

While the majority of medical students in Pakistan are women, the workforce is largely made up of men, leading to an overall shortage of doctors in the country. The reason is...

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2016-07-21 World War I

Bomb disposal experts comb World War I battlefields, one century on

In recent months, ceremonies have been held to mark the centenary of major World War One battles at Verdun and the Somme in northern France. Hundreds of thousands of men were...

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2016-07-20 Mozambique

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A massive hidden debt scandal has tarnished Mozambique’s reputation with the international business community. In April, the southeastern African nation acknowledged that it had...

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2016-07-19 US Presidential Election 2016

US presidential election: Muslim voters determined to make their voices heard

After Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States, the country's Muslim minority has found itself in the spotlight. Muslims...

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