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On The French Election Campaign Trail In The Le Pen 'Laboratory'

The National Front has a good chance of winning the first round of France's presidential election. Suddenly, a northern town ruled by the right-wing party is in the limelight. Bernd Riegert reports from Henin-Beaumont.

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Council Of Europe Urges Better Checks Against Populism

A top European human-rights defender has urged citizens to do more to combate hate and marginalization. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland suggests "checks and balances" against growing populism.

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After Sex Video, S. Korea Accused Of Targeting Gay Soldiers

SEOUL, South Korea — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.

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Schäuble Defends German Trade Surplus In The US

The German Finance Minister has rejected US charges that Germany's trade surplus is a sign of unfair policies and called on the Trump administration to remain engaged in trade liberalization.

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UK Election 'Good For EU' - European Parliament Chief

The UK's upcoming general election should ease pressure on UK PM Theresa May to please her more hardline supporters, European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani has said. EU citzens' rights in the UK are also a priority.

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Afd Party Conference: More Questions Than Answers

 
Frauke Petry, chairwoman of Germany's right-wing populists, is a savvy politician. She demonstrated her cunning once again ahead of the AfD's conference in Cologne this weekend, confronting the party with a crucial test.
 

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7-Year-Old Boy Jumps Out Of 10-Storey Window With Umbrella

Pic: Shanghaiist

A seven-year-old boy miraculously survived after jumping out of a 10-story window on Monday while holding an umbrella, trying to imitate a cartoon that he had been watching.

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Ahmadinejad Barred From Re-Running For Iran Presidency

Hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who ruled Iran for eight years, has been barred from the Guardian Council to run in next month's presidential election. His close ally Hamid Baghaie has also been disqualified.

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Germany Deports Tugce Albayrak Attacker To Serbia

A man convicted of a deadly assault on a German-Turkish woman in 2014 has been deported to his native Serbia after serving jail time. The case sparked outrage across Germany, with many hailing the woman as a heroine.

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[Video] North Korea Nukes USA As Part Of Their Birthday Celebrations

Everyone has their own special way of celebrating their birthday. Be it an understated intimate ceremony, or a full on birthday blast, every celebration is special in their own right.

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