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Latest update : 2013-02-21

DSK: "Half-man, half-pig"

A French journalist has revealed all about a 7-month affair she had with Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the aftermath of the Nafissatou Diallo case. The Nouvel Observateur magazine has published extracts of "Belle et bête" (Beauty and the Beast). Marcela Iacub likens DSK to a half-man, half-pig... saying the pig in him had better qualities than the man! The book has been widely criticised, not least of all by Strauss-Kahn himself and his estranged wife Anne Sinclair.

By James CREEDON

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss Lagarde hails late Saudi King as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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Sarkozy criticises Valls for use of term 'social apartheid'

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2015-01-21 apartheid

'Apartheid' in France: Valls's words cause controversy

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2015-01-20 Anne Hidalgo

Pope says Catholics shouldn't 'breed like rabbits'

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2015-01-19 François Hollande

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