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    The Greens turning red with 'envie'

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    In a series of translations into English of French media coverage of the French presidential elections, the result of a cooperation project between Mediapart and Lille University masters degree students in translation, this report examines why a significant number of Green party supporters are planning to cast their vote not for their own candidate, Eva Joly, but for radical-left Front de Gauche firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
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    Is Marine Le Pen anti-establishment?

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    In a series of reports on the French presidential elections, a group of Lille University masters degree students in English-French translation have selected and translated into English a wide range of profiles and interviews of candidates published in the French media. Their English versions of the articles, complete with glossaries and information notes, provide a rich insight into the campaign, the candidates and the manner in which the elections are reported in France.
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    Collateral Damage

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    "The criminal and chaotic situation in Mali, today, is a direct result of NATO’s intervention in Libya to overthrow Gaddafi," writes Manthia Diawara, director of Institute of African American Affairs, (IAAA), at New York University.
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    Obama and Sarkozy on the ring

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    An American living in Paris, stand-up author, comedian and columnist, John von Sothen dresses the sports cards of two political boxers, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama, before their respective election campaign fights.
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    The real Joseph Kony, more than a click away

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    Earlier this month, California-based non-profit organisation Invisible Children released a 30-minute video, ‘Kony 2012’, about Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda and which highlighted the plight of the child soldiers who serve it. It has become a viral sensation, now viewed more than 80 million times on YouTube. American novelist and writer Dinaw Mengestu, an Ethiopian-born specialist on African affairs, and notably on the war in northern Uganda, explains here why he was not impressed.
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    Talking the talk

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     The French presidential election signals a turning point in the debate about Europe: François Hollande's victory would open the field for fiscal politics that are not dependent on the squeeze of austerity measures, argues Niels Annen, a member of the German Social Democratic executive council.  
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    The Turkish Paradox

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    While Turkey' aims to become the 10th largest economy in the world by 2023, the country fell to 148th rank in the World Press Freedom Index and has made no significant human rights reform since 2005.
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    The challenge for Italy

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    While Italy has been humiliated and faces economic collapse, largely due to Berlusconi and the failure of Italians to rid themselves of him earlier, one should remember that it is also the land of renaissance, writes Alexander Görlach, editor of German online magazine The European.
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    How Obama's economic stimulus sparked the electric car

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    A common criticism of President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package has been that it failed to produce anything – that while the New Deal built bridges and dams, all the stimulus did was fill some potholes and create temporary jobs. But one success the Obama administration can duly claim is the rebirth of the electric-car industry in the United States, reports Michael Grabell from ProPublica.
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    Occupy Los Angeles – a week to remember

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    California-based writer and photographer Steve Fine, who has been actively involved in the Occupy demonstrations in Los Angeles, gives Mediapart a revealing first-hand account, with pictures, of how the street protests unfolded and were forcibly ended, and explains the new tactics of the movement as it enters into a "version 2.0".