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Latest update : 2012-11-30

Fillon shakes that RUMP

The "Rassemblement for the UMP" - François Fillon's breakaway parliamentary group - has amused internet users. The acronym spells "RUMP" which is English, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian for... well... derrière! This and other amusing details of the UMP fiasco, as well as Boris Johnson annoying the French, again.

By James CREEDON

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2014-08-19 media

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Is it "narcissim dressed up as altruism" as some have claimed? We take a look at the "IceBucketChallange" campaign and other campaigns on social media for valid causes that are...

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2014-08-18 riots

#Ferguson on Twitter

News websites are analysing the role Twitter has played in the coverage of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Elsewhere, a French right-wing politician, Nadine Morano, has drawn...

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2014-08-15 France

French Defence Ministry live-tweets southern landings

70 years after they happened, France commemorates the southern landings of 1944 which - along with the D-Day landings 10 weeks beforehand - contributed to the liberation of...

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2014-08-14 finance

Photoshoot of French finance minister in rowboat sums up economic woes

A photoshoot of Michel Sapin, the French finance minister, in a rowboat comes at a bad time with figures released today showing the French economy has flatlined in the second...

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2014-08-13 Internet

Fake ISIS images circulate online

The France 24 Observers website has identified several instances of fake ISIS images circulating online - we take a look. Also, Lauren Bacall passes away and the web reacts. We...

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