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Latest update : 2011-07-05

Strauss-Kahn faces charges of 'attempted rape', but this time in France

MEDIAWATCH, Mon. 4/7/2011: Another twist in the Strauss-Kahn saga - Tristane Banon, a French journalist, says she will file charges against the former head of the IMF for "attempted rape". The alleged incident dates back to February 2003. Speculation on whether Strauss-Kahn will enter the 2012 presidential race in France now seems all the more far-fetched.

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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

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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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