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Macron vs. Le Pen: France's bitter presidential run-off race (part 1)

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The booming business of cannabis in Spain

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump's First 100 Days, The Pope in Egypt (part 2)

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Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

France's wartime past takes centre stage in presidential campaign

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How one NGO is using 3D printers to improve disaster relief

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What remains of Nicaragua’s revolution?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Macron vs Le Pen: The battle for France's top job

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Paris's Louis Vuitton Foundation showcases contemporary African art

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FRANCE 24

BRAZIL

Anti-austerity strikes spark travel chaos across Brazil

Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer’s austerity measures crippled public transport in several major cities early on Friday across this continent-sized nation, while factories, businesses and schools closed.

FRANCE 24

FRANCE-POLAND

Macron pledges sanctions against Poland if elected

French centrist Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France would push for European Union sanctions against Poland if he is elected president, signalling he wanted to take the lead in defending the bloc’s democratic values.

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FRANCE

Holocaust controversy returns to haunt Le Pen

Controversy over her party's record on the fate of Jews in World War Two returned to haunt French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Friday as the man due to replace her temporarily as party leader suddenly stood aside.

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FRANCE

Le Pen woos Nice voters with vision of 'happy Europe'

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she wanted to replace the “grey” European Union by a “happy Europe", in a speech that focused on her plans to build back border checks, but did not mention her anti-euro stance.

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MACEDONIA

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, attack MPs

Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.