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Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former Head of military-led firm arrested

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Gazan TV bombing: attack on the press or military strike on a propaganda tool?

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THE DEBATE

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst fighting since 2014

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ENCORE!

She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

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Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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IN THE PRESS

The Queen, infertility and marriage troubles: Michelle Obama's tell-all memoir

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PERSPECTIVE

Nov 13 Paris terror attacks: 'Islam is part of the solution'

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THE INTERVIEW

'Iran has shown patience and continues to be part of nuclear deal'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Tensions within DR Congo opposition as deal on joint candidate falls apart

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Our daily round up of news from the French presidential campaign trail. From Monday to Friday at 1.15 pm and 6.15 pm.

Latest update : 2017-04-20

To vote strategically or to not vote strategically?

With just three days to go before round one of the French presidential election, the race remains tight. Campaigning officially ends tomorrow at midnight. Meanwhile, candidates are throwing all their energy into the final stretch. Some voters are tempted to vote strategically. Known as the "vote utile", it's a controversial and divisive issue.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

As campaign comes to a close, Le Pen and Macron keep an eye on abstention

On the last day of the campaign, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen visit cathedrals in Reims and Rodez. And all eyes are turned to those voters who might not show up at all come...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Final countdown to French Election Day!

It’s the final day of official campaigning in France before the crucial second round of the presidential election, and the last day of The Campaign Beat. Centrist Emmanuel Macron...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron confronted by union activists on campaign trail while Le Pen dodges eggs

Both Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have hit the campaign trail again after Wednesday's acrimonious TV debate. The centrist candidate visited a glassworks factory in the...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron deemed winner of feisty French presidential debate

Analysts say last night's presidential debate was one of the nastiest in French political history. According to a survey, a majority of people found Emmanuel Macron the most...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Le Pen and Macron face off in debate, four days before presidential run-off

Since its introduction in 1974, the French presidential debate before the second round run-off has always been the culmination of the campaign. As Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le...

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