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Theresa May, the DUP and right-wing extremism

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Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.

The irony of the situation we see today is that the party helping Theresa May fulfil her Brexit promises conforms in several ways to the definition of right-wing extremism from the Verfassungsschutz.

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Media repression series: Ukraine calling

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Yevhen Hershov writes about media repression in Ukraine in the 2010s; published as part of a LeipGlo series on the theme.

How much has Ukraine really changed after Euromaidan? We hear from a young Ukrainian studying media, society and international relations at Leipzig and Wroclaw universities.

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A hopeful letter from a Labour expat

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“Mr. Corbyn is truly the proverbial, yeast-based sandwich spread of British politics – like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But it’s not the personality at the top, it’s the policies revealed in the Labour manifesto that give me real hope.”

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3 key factors in the French elections Sunday

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From the elections to be held across Europe this year, none are so transcendental – or so uncertain.

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Media and myopia in the French elections

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How have international media been spinning the results of the first round of French elections? http://leipglo.com

Your news reading companion ahead of the French presidential run-off on 7 May.

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Media repression series: Internet in Belarus

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Frozen river in Belarus. Photo: public domain

Strong Russian influence and an increasingly paranoid and controlling government, amid the ever spreading tentacles of the Internet, make for a difficult life for netizens in Belarus.

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