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The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election? Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters

France shuns mainstream political parties: world experts react

France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
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Australia and India: some way to go yet

Malcolm Turnbull is in the middle of his inaugural visit to India. He appears to have developed a good rapport with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. This is a vital development if Australia is to…
In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution. Nevil Zaveri/Flickr

Despite efforts, clean water is scarce in India’s industrial Gujarat state

India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments. Amit Dave/Reuters

Unpicking the labyrinth that is India’s Adani

Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be the most keenly watched. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

India

This could be a year of reckoning for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. Five states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are set to go to the polls in…

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