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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 : 2012-11-30

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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2018-01-22 mediawatch

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2018-01-18 Brexit

Bye-EU Tapestry is not to all tastes

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2018-01-17 Poland

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

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