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Leader of the Front National, Marine le Pen, the morning after her party’s strong showing in the first round of regional elections. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

France’s Front National: an anti-regional party at heart

France's extreme-right party has national ambitions, but its lead in the first round of local elections puts it in direct contradiction with its long-proclaimed ideology.
What can a trader learn from a tweet? Reuters

Can Twitter help you beat the stock market?

Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
Christian Hartmann/Reuters

COP21: what it is and why it matters

The 2015 "Conference of Parties" in Paris will bring together 195 nations rich and poor as well as the EU to try and hammer out a definitive climate agreement. So how does it all work?
The haunted house at Disneyland Paris. Adrien Sifre/Flickr

Disneyland Paris: too big to fail?

Disneyland Paris has lost money every year but one since it opened. So why doesn't Disney shut it down?

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