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Elisabeth Braw is Senior Reporter at Metro, the international daily. Metro has a circulation of 17 million in 21 countries. Elisabeth, a native of Sweden, was previously a correspondent for the Swedish press. She earned an MA in Political Science and German Literature in Germany, and has also lived in the United States and Italy. She currently resides in London.

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Paris Mayoral Frontrunner Anne Hidalgo: 'I Choose Not to Blend In''

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 6:58 AM

As Paris' Deputy Mayor, Anne Hidalgo likes to use school kids for crowd-sourcing: when she needs issues for how to solve a children-related issue, she canvasses kids for ideas. And, if -- as expected -- she's elected Mayor of Paris early next year, Hidalgo plans to focus on children. In...

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Virtuoso teenagers dazzle at Proms

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Aspiring Kim Kardashians and Bling Ring members of the world, I've got news for you: out there, in towns near you, live teenagers as determined as you. Unlike you, however, they're determined in their pursuit of excellence. In fact, their determination will pay off with splendid careers that will last...

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"Some of our models have been too thin": H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson on anorectic models, Bangladeshi factory workers and expensive clothing brands

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com

Life is going swimmingly for Karl-Johan Persson, H&M's young, handsome CEO: despite the global recession the cheap-chic chain is doing well. But the recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has put H&M in the focus - even though it, as Persson points out, didn't...

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Boxing champion and Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko: "Ukraine's future is Europe"

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 9:36 AM

Previously published in Metro www.metro.us/newyork/news/international/2013/04/05/vitali-klitschko-world-heavyweight-boxing-champ-hopes-to-become-next-president-of-ukraine/

Let it be known that Vitaly Klitschko has the world's firmest handshake. And these days, Klitschko is using his hand for more handshakes than knockout: the world heavyweight boxing champion has emerged as Ukraine's leading opposition politician. But if he's elected President, how...

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Italian protest leader Beppe Grillo: "This is a war, and we'll win"

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:21 AM

Previously published in Metro http://www.readmetro.com.

Until recently, Beppe Grillo was simply a successful comedian. But these days, the powerful in Italy -- and beyond -- fear Grillo The Protest Leader. In Italy's recent election, young people catapulted his nascent Five Star Movement (M5S) to political power as it...

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European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the EU's new strongman: "There has to be a place for young people!"

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 11:50 AM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com.

Nobody takes the European Parliament seriously, right? Well, they didn't use to. But since Martin Schulz was elected President last year, things have changed: Schulz is on a mission to make the Parliament feared in Brussels and national capitals. And he's succeeding. Metro...

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Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid: "Solidarity, the EU's export"

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 12:29 PM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com

Kristalina Georgieva is hereby nominated for the title Most Enthusiastic EU Commissioner. The Bulgarian, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, tirelessly travels around the world to visit its most depressing corners, places where wars, natural disasters and appalling governance have created humanitarian...

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Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti: "We don't want to be known as an NGO nation"

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 6:47 AM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com.

Less than a year into the job, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti has already made a mark. The young former entrepreneur travels around the world to promote Haiti as an investment opportunity, not an aid recipient. And he's aggressively building infrastructure at...

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Julian Castro: "We'll have a Latino President"

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 9:53 AM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com.

Young, dynamic - and Hispanic. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio, gives a glimpse of America's political future. Hispanics like Castro, a Mexican-American, are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States. Pundits predict that Castro will become the United States'...

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Mo Ibrahim, Africa's Bill Gates: Africa's Moment Has Come, and We Shouldn't Waste It

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Mobile phones are transforming Africa. Mo Ibrahim is the man who brought them there. Spotting a new market in the 1990's, the Sudanese-born entrepreneur introduced a vast mobile-phone network covering East Africa. Today his company, Celtel, covers 23 African countries. Ibrahim sold Celtel in 2005 for $3.4 billion and now...

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Jimmy Carter: 'Israelis' Policy Is to Confiscate Palestinian Territory'

(376) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:04 PM

Previously published in Metro

Israel and Gaza are again attacking each other, Syria is descending into civil war, four American diplomats killed in Libya: the Middle East is more fragile than ever. "Both sides should cease all hostilities," says former US President Jimmy Carter. "Israel...

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso: "EU rescued people's savings"

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 12:32 PM

Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com

European federation, Greek bailout -- and artists. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso remains in the center of the European storm. And, he says, the solution to the current crisis is more integration. But Barroso, a long-time connoisseur of modern art who always...

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The Proms: Music Festival Excites in Shadow of the Olympics

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2012 | 7:14 PM

The Proms: bustling, elegant and down-to-earth at the same time. For over a century the BBC Promenade Concerts have excited Londoners and visitors alike: they've flocked to the eight-week classical music festival in central London to listen to an extraordinary line-up of orchestras and soloists, with none of the stiffness...

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Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai: "Sport Empowers Women"

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 3:51 PM

She's pure royalty: the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, sister of Jordan's reigning King Abdullah, and married to Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed. But Princess Haya is also a power woman in her own right: as President of the International Equestrian Federation, she's in charge of horse sports around the...

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Mexican Presidential Candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota: "I'll Help Mexicans Stay in Mexico"

(8) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 9:53 AM

For the first time ever, a woman could win Mexico's presidential election. Josefina Vázquez Mota is the candidate for the governing PAN party in Sunday's elections. But she's trailing behind Enrique Pena Nieto, the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) candidate. Recently Vázquez Mota added an unexpected twist to the campaign by...

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Torbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary-General: "If We Don't Act Now, Dark Forces Will Take Over"

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:52 PM

Previously published in Metro www.metro.lu

Torbjørn Jagland is Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee -- but most of his work is spent combating radicalism. As Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Jagland is charged with promoting "greater unity" in Europe. In an interview with Metro, he explained...

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UN Women Head Michelle Bachelet: 'Gender Equality Is Good Business'

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 9:51 AM

Michelle Bachelet is a crusading feminist: she was Chile's first female president (and first female defense minister). Two years ago she was appointed the first-ever Executive Director of UN Women, the UN organ representing the world's female population. And gender equality isn't just about doing the right thing, she says:...

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Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer: "Shoes and Shirts Will Be Your Personal Trainer"

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 10:11 AM

Outside the front door, the air smells of manure. But step inside Adidas's headquarters in Herzogenaurach and you find yourself in a futuristic world of sportswear. Metro travelled to Herzogenaurach to speak with the CEO of the adidas Group, Herbert Hainer, about world sports events, where sportswear is heading --...

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee: "Sex Strikes Help Good Men"

(3) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 10:05 AM

Who said sex and politics don't mix? Led by Leymah Gbowee, a young mother, Liberian women went on a sex strike to end the country's brutal civil war. They were successful: in 2003 warlords agreed to end the violence. Last year Gbowee won a Nobel Peace Prize for her campaign....

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Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny: "Putin Won't Last for Another Six Years'

(5) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 3:19 PM

Previously published in Metro www.metro.lu

The task Alexey Navalny has set himself, exposing corruption in Russia, seems too big for one person. Russia is, after all, a country near the bottom of Transparency International's Corruptions Perceptions Index. But Russians are sick of corruption -- and this could topple...

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