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Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

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Protests continue in Burundi as calls mount for election delay

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EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi: Nkurunziza delays parliamentary polls as clashes continue

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EYE ON AFRICA

At least two killed in fresh protests in Bujumbura

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ENCORE!

Depardieu and Huppert reunite in Cannes

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FASHION

Fashion houses present their cruise collections

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Tackling e-waste

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#THE 51%

Modern-day slavery in Mexico

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REPORTERS

A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

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Latest update 25/11/2013

The Bettencourt scandal: Politics, cash and cosmetics

The Bettencourt scandal began as a row between France’s wealthiest woman, L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, and her daughter, before escalating as far as former president Nicolas Sarkozy. An investigation into Sarkozy has been dropped but his ex-labour minister Eric Woerth is expected to face trial over allegations of illegal campaign donations.

Background
Sarkozy escapes indictment, but inquiry continues

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French lawyer charged with exploiting L'Oréal heiress

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L'Oreal heiress scandal is back in the headlines

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Billionaire Bettencourt reconciles with daughter

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Police raid may be beginning of Sarkozy's legal woes

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L'Oreal heiress tells police that financing politics is not her 'centre of interest'

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Police search Sarkozy party HQ in L’Oreal investigation

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L'Oreal fund manager's claims turn up heat on labour minister

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Police release l'Oreal quartet after two days of questioning

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L'Oreal heiress sues estranged daughter over 'psychological abuse'

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