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Hitler wax figure sparks controversy in Berlin

Plans to include an Adolf Hitler figure in the new Berlin branch of Madame Tussauds wax museum are being condemned by critics, who say displaying the dictator is tasteless and could attract neo-Nazis. Madame Tussauds argues Hitler is part of German history and deserves a place in the exhibition near the Brandenburg Gate.

Zuma speaks out on Zimbabwe crisis

African National Congress president Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday Africa must send a mission to Zimbabwe to end a delay in issuing election results, which he called unacceptable. Zuma has made several forthright comments on the election delay, distancing himself from South African President Thabo Mbeki, the regional mediator.

Sarkozy defends luxury yacht cruise

France's President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy rejected opposition criticism of his post-election holiday on a luxury yacht on Wednesday, saying there was nothing out of the ordinary about the three-day break. ''I have no intention of hiding. I have no intention of lying. I have no intention of apologising,'' Sarkozy told reporters.

France’s Royal warns of violence if Sarkozy wins

France risks violence and brutality if right-wing front-runner Nicolas Sarkozy wins Sunday's presidential election, Socialist opponent Ségolène Royal said on Friday. On the last day of official campaigning, opinion polls showed Sarkozy enjoyed a commanding lead over Royal.

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