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Cults in France predict the end of the world in 2012

Today's look at some of the stories in the French media: we focus on the growing influence of cults in France as the Parliament publishes a report on the matter. Also: will cannabis be legalised in France? And the country's biggest TV channel, TF1, is to get rid of its reality TV shows.

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2014-11-26 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy criticised for comments about former justice minister's origins

Nicolas Sarkozy has said that his reason for naming Rachida Dati as Justice Minister in 2007 was partly down to her North African origins. The comments made by the former...

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2014-11-25 Ferguson

#Ferguson

In the wake of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, we take a look at media and social...

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2014-11-24 François Hollande

Fears of a mole in the Elysée over photos of Hollande and Gayet

"Voici" magazine insists its photos of François Hollande and Julie Gayet in a courtyard of the Elysée Palace were taken from a convenient vantage point outside the presidential...

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2014-11-21 Julie Gayet

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée palace balcony

Gossip magazine "Voici" is calling her France's "quasi-official First Lady". Julie Gayet was photographed by paparazzi alongside the French president on a balcony of the Elysée...

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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Did a 'second French jihadist' really appear in IS group video?

Yesterday, the French authorities named a "second French jihadist" who they claimed appeared in an IS organisation execution video. However, journalists at FRANCE 24 and...

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