The Five Star Movement, or M5S, the anti-establishment party founded by TV comedian Beppe Grillo, is currently leading in opinion polls. This means that the winner of the primaries has a good chance of becoming Italy’s next prime minister, when general elections are held next Spring — which raises serious concerns about the opacity of the vote.

In this occasional series, we take a look at what is at stake in the upcoming German election.

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Some are even worried that there might be too much stability in German politics.

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The government says the new reconciliation law will unite the country and improve the economy, but is it at the expense of justice?

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Even if Merkel wins, the shadow of the far right grows.

North Korea's leader calls Trump's speech before the U.N. General Assembly “unprecedented rude nonsense.”

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North Korea's foreign minister is a diplomat with quite a lot of experience dealing with Americans. But expect him to toe Kim's line in a forum like the U.N.

Marine Le Pen deputy Florian Philippot resigned Thursday, saying, “I do not have a taste for ridicule.”

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The refugee crisis once threatened to topple the long-serving leader. But she has withstood the controversy, for five main reasons.

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Denizens of a real country react to comments about a fake one with humor, anger.

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