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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

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Knife crime on the rise in London

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Nicaraguans 'betrayed' by Ortega, says Bianca Jagger

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Israel's Jewish nation-state law 'strikes blow to minorities'

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Cuba to push through major market reforms

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Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

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Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-09-21

Berets for all!

Marine Le Pen doesn't like headscarves or kippahs.... but she probably does like berets. The French far-right leader says all head wear of a religous nature should be banned in public - we look at reactions and the timing of her remarks. Also: Marine's complicated relationship with Charlie Hebdo. Finally, an extremist Amish bishop could get life in prison for hate crimes.

By James CREEDON

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2018-07-19 Emma JAMES

Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

A security officer for the French president is at the centre of a scandal. Alexandre Benalla has been identified in a video that appears to show him hitting protesters, including...

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2018-07-18 Emma JAMES

Nicaragua: Another descent into dictatorship?

Nicaragua's brutal crackdown is finally getting the world's attention. With hundreds now dead - mainly civilians - many are comparing President Daniel Ortega to the dictator he...

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2018-07-17 Emma JAMES

Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

Donald Trump has faced strong reactions - even from political and media allies - over his remarks at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The US president now says he misspoke,...

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2018-07-13 Emma JAMES

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Donald Trump's undiplomatic revelations in The Sun have put even more strain on his already controversial visit to the United Kingdom. Many people on social media were hoping to...

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2018-07-12 Emma JAMES

Croatia's close-up celebrations

We look back at some of the enduring images from last night's World Cup semi-final. Plus, we reveal the only Croatian player who's not celebrating. Also, Donald Trump's arrival...

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