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John McCain's healthcare vote backlash

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The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

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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 : 2013-01-08

La 'French Farce' continues

Gérard Depardieu receives his Russian passport in a ceremony that makes front pages around the world. Brigitte Bardot reacts to criticism over her support of Depardieu and threats she too would flee to Russia... Finally, the gay marriage debate heats up in France ahead of a big march against "marriage equality" this Sunday.

By James CREEDON

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2017-07-21 White House

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Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

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