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China is stepping up pressure on educational institutions, including many that run joint programmes with leading western universities, as President Xi Jinping’s ideologically infused anti-corruption campaign takes aim at the country’s intellectual establishment.
China is stepping up pressure on educational institutions including many that run

Ideological purge hits China universities with western ties

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As an independent centrist who stands for measured domestic economic reform, a flourishing EU and a liberal international order, Emmanuel Macron, embodies the hopes of those who feared that this same order was crumbling after last year’s British vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in the US.
As an independent centrist who stands for measured domestic economic reform a

French first-round result brings Macron a step closer to coronation

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Macron to go head to head with Le Pen in France's presidential run-off - the first time in decades neither of the established parties will fight the second round
Macron to go head to head with Le Pen in Frances presidential

Macron to fight Le Pen in French presidential run-off — estimates

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04/21/2017 at 07:17. Facebook
Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s centrist president, will face tough competition to hold on to office for a second term after Tehran allowed six candidates — almost equally divided between pro-reform and hardline forces — to run in next month’s presidential election.
Hassan Rouhani Irans centrist president will face tough competition to hold on

Hassan Rouhani cleared to fight for re-election in Iran

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04/20/2017 at 11:14. Facebook
In the final days of the campaign, the dynamic rookie politician has lost some of his sparkle, slipping in the polls as Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a 65-year-old hard-left veteran, supplanted him as the election’s latest sensation.
In the final days of the campaign the dynamic rookie politician has

Macron strives to win over waverers as French vote draws near

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04/20/2017 at 10:16. Facebook
Is former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attempting one of the country`s most remarkable political comeback attempts?
Is former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attempting one of

Brazilians weigh return of once-mighty Lula

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04/19/2017 at 10:43. Facebook
After five years of disappointment with François Hollande’s government, which failed to get a grip on unemployment and moved to the political right with pro-business reforms, France’s poor suburbs appear to have turned against the party.
After five years of disappointment with François Hollandes government which failed to

Disillusioned voters in poor suburbs could swing France’s election

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Britain is heading for a general election on June 8 after Theresa May called a snap vote in order to give her a direct mandate to take the UK through the Brexit divorce with the EU.
Britain is heading for a general election on June 8 after Theresa

Theresa May seeks snap election to take UK through Brexit

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Tensions have bubbled up into a full-scale power struggle that risks seriously undermining the AfD’s chances in September’s Bundestag elections.
Tensions have bubbled up into a fullscale power struggle that risks seriously

Leadership feuds break out among Germany’s rightwing populists

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory on Sunday night in Turkey’s historic referendum on a new constitution that will hand him sweeping powers.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory on Sunday night in Turkeys historic

Erdogan claims narrow victory in Turkish referendum

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A viral video of a United Airlines passenger being violently removed from a flight has added to fears that the US skies have become an unfriendly place for foreigners.
A viral video of a United Airlines passenger being violently removed from

US tourism’s vulnerability to an unwelcoming image — in five charts

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Japan would need to allow immigration in excess of 500,000 a year in order to stabilise its population around the current level.
Japan would need to allow immigration in excess of 500000 a year

Japan’s population set to fall to 88m by 2065

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Few things illustrate France’s ambivalent relationship with money better than the wealth tax. In the 35 years since it was introduced it has been abolished, reinstated and reformed by successive governments. Now, once again, the divisive tax is a talking point in the presidential campaign.
Few things illustrate Frances ambivalent relationship with money better than the wealth

France’s wealth tax riles and divides presidential candidates

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While Greece tussles over the reforms required to unlock the next tranche of bailout aid its economy is sliding back towards recession, making the need for funding all the more urgent.
While Greece tussles over the reforms required to unlock the next tranche

The scale of Greece’s economic problems

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BREAKING: US President Donald Trump has taken the first major military action of his presidency by ordering the launch of dozens of missiles at Syria in response to the gas attack this week that claimed the lives of more than 70 people.
BREAKING US President Donald Trump has taken the first major military action

Trump launches military strikes against Assad’s Syria

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As Berlin’s most important political and economic partner heads for its most important election in years, chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is worried about the result and its bearing on Germany’s own international role.
As Berlins most important political and economic partner heads for its most

Berlin watches anxiously as France poll approaches

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For Rupert Murdoch, the timing could not be worse.
For Rupert Murdoch the timing could not be worse

Federal probe into Fox News casts shadow over Murdoch empire

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The Pentagon said North Korea fired the missile at 6.42am local time on Wednesday and that it had landed in the sea nine minutes later. It said the rocket, believed to be a medium-range missile that could not reach the US, was fired from a land-based facility near Sinpo.
The Pentagon said North Korea fired the missile at 642am local time

North Korea fires missile as Trump and Xi prepare to meet

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Last month Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who wants to soak the rich with a 100 per cent top rate of income tax, was fifth in the polls. Now the growing momentum behind him means he is well ahead of the Socialist party candidate and within touching distance of François Fillon, the centre-right candidate currently in third place.
Last month JeanLuc Mélenchon who wants to soak the rich with a

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: ‘soak the rich’ leftwinger woos France’s voters

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Thousands of Indian businesses have been unable to serve alcohol for the past few days following a Supreme Court decision to ban its sale within 500 metres of a national highway
Thousands of Indian businesses have been unable to serve alcohol for the

Businesses stirred by new Indian alcohol curbs

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