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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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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has international repercussions

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen  as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.

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Tensions linger in Ivory Coast

The capture and detention of former President Laurent Gbagbo ends last week's military standoff in Côte d'Ivoire, but innumerable challenges remain.

World Notes: Cuba, France, Iraq - and more

From book fairs in Havana to human rights in Iraq - keep up to date on what's going on in your world.

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