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Serena Williams - will the wondrous one keep her place at the top?
23/05/2014 - Analysis: Roland Garros 2014

Serena Williams, Li Na, Sharapova, Ivanovic - women contenders at Roland Garros 2014

Who's in the running for the women's number one spot at the 2014 French Open? Can Li Na, Maria Sharapova or Ana Ivanovic topple wondrous Serena Williams?

Serena Williams - can anyone steal her crown?
23/05/2014 - Analysis: Roland Garros 2014

Can anyone dethrone Nadal, Williams at Roland Garros 2014?

Is anyone out there capable of beating serial winners Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams at Roland Garros 2014?

"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.

Hutu refugees greet French soldiers arriving in a camp outside Butare on this 3 July 1994
10/04/2014 - Analysis: France - Rwanda

Twenty years after genocide France and Rwanda give different versions of history

Paul Kagame's renewed accusations led Paris to boycott Monday’s genocide commemoration ceremony in Kigali, but also sparked considerable soul-searching over the allegations in the French ...

Ségolène Royal
03/04/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal - out of the wilderness into the government

Former presidential candidate, former partner to François Hollande: Ségolène Royal's career took another turn this week with her nominaiton as environment and energy minister ...

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.

François Hollande.
31/03/2014 - Analysis: France

Why voters deserted Hollande and Socialists in French local elections

The huge swing to the right in what were supposed to be local elections was in reality an expression of huge dissatisfaction with the national government of president François Hollande and ...

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.

Hedayat Amin Arsala
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Hedayat Amin Arsala - the technocrat outsider

Hedayat Amin Arsala, 71, a Pashtun from Kabul, is a former World Bank official, foreign affairs minister 1992-1995, vice-president 2002-2004 and senior minister 2004-2013.

Qutbuddin Hilal
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Qutbuddin Hilal - Hekmatyar's man on ballot paper

Qutbuddin Hilal, 61, was a member of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-e-Islami (HIA) during the Soviet occupation.