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French Left candidate goes one-on-one with ultra-rightist

Jean-Luc Melenchon, the Left Front's candidate in the recent presidential elections in France, has announced he will run as a candidate.

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Austerity goes down to defeat in Europe

Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.

“Third Man” Mélenchon can no longer be ignored

The radical Left Front's presidential candidate has gained in opinion polls, a result that would see him take the third spot in the first of the two round vote.

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French presidential front-runner proposes sharp tax hike for the rich

French voters responded positively to the proposal, with recent polls showing a slight uptick in support for Hollande. The prospects of passing such tax-the-rich legislation will depend on parliamentary elections,.

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Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn probed for ties to prostitution, pimping

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.

French election pollsters: Sarkozy slipping, both left and far right advancing

France elects a new president on April 22, with a runoff possible on May 6. As this date approaches, it would appear that incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy is going to have trouble holding on to power.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

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No surrender in Chicago as Occupy movement mushrooms worldwide

Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.

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French nuclear site rocked by explosion

On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.

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World honors Nelson Mandela at 93

The 93rd birthday of Nelson Mandela was celebrated around the world July 18, paying tribute to the hero who spent 27 years in prison for his leading role in the fight against South Africa's apartheid regime.

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