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Latest update : 2013-01-16

R.I.P. RUMP... and Gérard Depardieu

"Terrorist" or "Islamist"? We look at the semantics involved in France's offensive in Mali. Also, reaction to Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah on social media; it's the end of the RUMP - the breakaway faction of the UMP party supporting François Fillon... and finally, Gérard Depardieu is buried by culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles!

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A Royal Challenge from the Obamas

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2016-04-28 Venezuela

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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

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