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Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey's presidential candidates: Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu

Ekmeleddin Mehmet Ihsanoglu is not a politician but an academic and diplomat, who has headed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the past nine years.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses an election rally
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkey’s presidential candidates - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan ends more than 10 years as prime minister with an impressive level of support, despite vocal opposition in some quarters.
A pro-Erdogan rally in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey
31/07/2014 - Analysis: Turkey presidential election 2014

Erdogan defends Islamic AKP’s pro-business record in Turkey’s presidential election

Turkey’s current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to change job in the first-ever direct election of the country’s president this month. After last year’s opposition protest, will the majority of Turks endorse the pro-business policies of his Islamic AKP party?

French President François Hollande promises to cut costs with his territorial reform
05/06/2014 - Explainer: France

Hollande redraws France’s regions – what will it mean?

President François Hollande is to redraw the administrative map of France.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) on a visit to New York Saturday
31/05/2014 - France

Roof gardens, art library, fablabs, rough trade - Paris council puts plans online

Parisians will have gardens on their roofs, borrow artworks for their homes and enjoy a rich nightlife without being too noisy about it during new Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s term in office. Going with the transparency trend, the Socialist city council has published its plans for the French capital online

Marine Le Pen with Matteo Salvini (Northern League, Italy), Harald Vilimsky (FPÖ, Austria), Geert Wilders (PVV, Netherlands) Gerolf Annemans (VB, Belgium)
29/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

Ukip’s Farage, Front National’s Le Pen compete for Eurosceptic leadership … and EU cash

Despite big advances in this month’s European elections, right-wing Eurosceptics are having problems forming a group in the European parliament due to arguments over who should be leader and ...
"No to Brussels, Yes to France" reads the Front National's banner at its May Day demonstration this year
03/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

French parties field candidates for European election

France’s political parties filed their lists of candidates for this month’s European elections on Friday.
If it's the boss, don't answer ... but only if your one 250,000 workers covered by the agreement
11/04/2014 - France - United Kingdom

No, it's not illegal to work after 6pm in France

Rumours that it is now illegal to work after 6pm in France are greatly exaggerated.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls announces his new cabinet
02/04/2014 - Analysis: France

Valls's new French government - who's in it and why?

There were only two new ministers in the cabinet announced by France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday.
Abdullah Abdullah supporters at a rally in Kabul
18/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014

Afghan presidential election 2014 - the big issues

Whoever wins Afghanistan's 2014 presidential election will have more problems to solve than the average president.