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Latest update : 2012-10-09

The 'pain au chocolat' and politics

Whoever thought a pain au chocolat could become political? Well, in a bid to win the leadership contest for the UMP party, Jean-François Copé has spoken out against a supposed incident of pain au chocolat theft during Ramadan. We look at reactions. Also, the French first lady decides to send monthly parcels of goodies to a French prisoner in Mexico. Finally, how men not doing the dishes can prevent divorce!

By James CREEDON

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

Pornography without borders is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

When asked what a key benefit of the EU is, many would answer "peace in our time" but few would think of easier access to porn as a top bonus. The latter argument has been made...

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2014-04-14 mediawatch

Russian media propaganda over Ukraine

Forbes.com points out a blatant example of propaganda on Russian television regarding events in Ukraine. We see an actor playing three different roles in tv news coverage across...

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2014-04-11 YouTube

Irish priest rocks You Tube with 'Hallelujah'

In this edition, we look at a viral video of a singing priest. Ireland's Ray Kelly does wonders singing Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' at a wedding ceremony. He has had more than...

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2014-04-10 Valérie Trierweiler

Trierweiler tweet embarrasses Hollande on Mexico visit

Valérie Trierweiler has been quiet since losing her role as France's first lady earlier this year. A tweet from her now is causing a storm as former partner François Hollande...

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2014-04-09 National Front party (France)

Hollande to ministers: 'Leave your mobile phone outside!'

France's Hollande-Valls tandem is making the buzz for a decision to ban mobile phones from cabinet meetings. Ministers will have to hand them over before each meeting begins. We...

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