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Latest update : 2012-05-24

Convictions in the cabinet

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy could be in hot water over his links to millionaire Liliane Bettencourt, as his judicial immunity expires on June 15th. His successor, François Hollande, is already running into problems as minister Arnaud Montebourg is convicted of slander. And France's "first girlfriend" Valérie Trierweiler gets her own puppet on the TV show "Les guignols de l'info".

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glass apps and is used in policing, but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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2014-09-11 Social Media

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He's always loved appearing on television and Nicolas Sarkozy's predicted return to politics will be announced in a prime time TV interview, analysts say. It is expected that his...

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2014-09-11 François Hollande

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2014-09-10 Scotland

Photo of Hollande looking lost at NATO summit was fake

A viral photo of François Hollande looking lost at the NATO summit in Wales last week was a fake, it has emerged. Elsewhere, a look-alike of the Moroccan king is jailed for...

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