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Latest update : 2012-12-25

Depardieu, Deneuve, Voltaire, Kant and Gangnam Style

The Daily Mail has pictures of Gérard Depardieu in a wheelchair at Rome airport. He appears to be in pain though no explanation is given. Fellow French acting icon Catherine Deneuve, meanwhile, has rallied to his cause, quoting Voltaire: "I don't agree with his ideas but I will fight to the death so he can express them". Also, the Gangnam Style video on You Tube busts the billion-visit mark.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-04-29 Salah Abdeslam

A Royal Challenge from the Obamas

Media Watch takes a look at reports of Salah Abdeslam's less-than-warm welcome to prison in France. Radicalised inmates hurled insults because he hadn't blown himself up on...

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2016-04-28 Venezuela

Venezuela's two-day week

We take a look at online buzz surrounding the economic crisis and unrest in Venezuela. Also, protests against reforms to labour laws in France became violent in several French...

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2016-04-27 Salah Abdeslam

Abdeslam's lawyer calls him 'a little moron'

Suspected of being involved in the Paris attacks last November, Salah Abdeslam has now been extradited to France. His lawyers in both Belgium and France have been speaking to the...

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2016-04-26 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy says 'Up All Night' participants are 'brainless'

The ongoing "Up All Night" or "Nuit Debout" protests in France are increasingly drawing criticism from the political right, but former president Nicolas Sarkozy sharpened his...

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2016-04-25 François Hollande

'Last-ditch' attempt to save Hollande's re-election hopes

François Hollande's abysmal approval ratings have led many to speculate that he will not seek re-election. A last-ditch attempt to drum up support on the political left has been...

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