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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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2015-01-23 Greece

Greek elections could sweep anti-austerity Syriza party to power

Greeks are set to turn out for general elections this coming Sunday. Opinion polls currently put the Syriza party ahead and in a good position to carry the vote. A coalition of...

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2015-01-22 Japan

Japan leading the way in iPS cell research

Imagine that any cell of the human body can be used to create stem cells: stem cells which are then able to generate cells from any other part of the human organism. Japan is...

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2015-01-19 India

Charlie Hebdo attack sparks debate on press freedom in India

The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has sparked debate over in India too. Even though freedom of expression is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, it comes with a long...

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2015-01-21 discrimination

Burma: New policies set to force Rohingyas into camps

Burma's authorities are laying the groundwork for a new plan which would discriminate against the Rohingyas. This Muslim minority has lived for many generations in this...

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2015-01-20 Russia

Set, the new pro-Putin youth movement

In these times of international sanctions and economic crisis, the Kremlin is backing new projects to glorify Russian patriotism. These patriotic projects often idolise President...

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