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Murder of Tunisian leftist causes uproar

Tunisia was the site of the first blooming of the "Arab Spring." The assassination of Tunisian leftist politician Chokri Belaid by unknown gunmen has thrown this North African country into turmoil.


Mali: What does the future hold?

Troops from Mali, France and other African nations have captured the cities of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in Mali's arid Northeast.


Mali and chickens

The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.


France bombs Mali, complicates mess long in making

French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.


French president recognizes 1961 massacre of Algerians, right cries “Lie!”

A traumatic event in the life of a friend of mine occurred in October 1961, when she was visiting Paris.


French elections increase European crisis drama

The French elections June 17 produced a decisive victory for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.


Left wins first round in French legislative vote

There is good news for France's new Socialist Party President, Francois Hollande.


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.


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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