Macron stretches lead as French presidential campaign enters final day

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Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus

Independent centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

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Greater Albania and the Balkan Problem

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Binoy Kampmark

The Balkans has always been cursed by a recurring theme: that each entity within it can, at some point, become greater and more consuming in territory than the next neighbour. Each nation has, and in some instances continues, to nurse dreams of enlargement, pecking away at borders and assuming that few will notice.

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Interview with Actress Claudia Christian

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Hazel Speed

It is always such a privilege when a person of note, a celebrity within any field, consents to an interview within which they share an insight of themselves in deeper ways.

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Sham nominations in Kenya have yielded many bogus ‘winners’

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Joe Khamisi

If what happened in party nominations during the past few weeks is the precursor of what is ahead, then the August 8 Kenya general elections could turn out to be a much troubled exercise.

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