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Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home

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Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

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Europe's biggest port gears up for Brexit

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EU's mounting challenges: European unity faces test over migration

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Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

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US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

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Latest update : 2016-09-15

A 'foreign agent' in Russia: Independent pollster fights for survival

Denis Volkov is a sociologist and researcher at Russia's leading independent pollster, the Levada Center in Moscow. On September 5, the Russian ministry of justice slapped the label of "foreign agent" on the pollster because it says under a 2012 law it is one of a growing list of Russian non-profit and NGO organisations that either accept foreign funding or engage in what is loosely defined as "political activity". The move came less than two weeks before parliamentary elections in Russia.

Defiant, Denis Volkov tells FRANCE 24 he plans to continue his work in Moscow and will "use all legal methods" to fight the justice ministry's ruling.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Venezuela's exodus: How long can Latin America cope?

Although the Venezuelan migrant crisis was initially met with compassion in neighbouring countries, as the flow continued, tensions over the migrants grew and some neighbours...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Former ECB head Trichet: 'We avoided another Great Depression in 2008'

Ten years ago, the financial world was rocked by the collapse of a Wall Street giant. Lehman Brothers' spectacular bankruptcy sparked a global market sell-off, and was seen by...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Ahed Tamimi: ‘Any Palestinian starts resisting Israeli occupation from birth’

Almost two months after her release from an Israeli jail, 17-year-old Palestinian protest-icon Ahed Tamimi has granted an interview to FRANCE 24. Tamimi was speaking during a...

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2018-09-17 The F24 Interview

Saudi crown prince 'not well advised', former Qatari PM tells FRANCE 24

Former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani granted a 30-minute interview to FRANCE 24. He discussed relations with Saudi Arabia as well as the ongoing Gulf crisis,...

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2018-09-13 The F24 Interview

'The extreme far right has made itself appear more mainstream'

Since the Brexit referendum, voters in several European countries have expressed their anxiety at the ballot box about immigration, cultural values and security. Professor...

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