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Latest update : 2013-04-10

The face of homophobia

A vicious assault on the streets of Paris has given a face to homophobia. Wilfred de Bruijn was badly beaten up last weekend simply for holding his boyfriend's arm, this in the midst of an increasingly radical and violent movement against gay marriage. He posted a photo of his swollen face on Facebook and within 24 hours it had spread like wildfire across the media. Could Wilfred's face provide the focus for a backlash?

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-02 Social Media

Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

We take a look at online reaction to the apparent beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS and a video purporting to show the execution that is circulating online. Calls...

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2014-09-01 French politics

Is Carla Bruni against a political comeback for Sarkozy?

Le Parisien reports that Carla Bruni "had a huge row" with Nicolas Sarkozy during a holiday in Bali over the former president's ambitions to make a political comeback. Elsewhere...

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2014-08-29 NATO

No strategy and a beige suit

Barack Obama's press conference yesterday was talked about mostly for his choice of suit... but also for a gaffe in which he said that he had "no strategy" regarding the Islamic...

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2014-08-28 Manuel Valls

The deleted tweets of Manuel Valls

French PM Manuel Valls has discovered to his chagrin that deleting tweets that are no longer convenient has placed them under the spotlight even more! Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron-economy' pun already worn out

After his surprise appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday's buzz in France has been about Emmanuel Macron. Just 36 and a former Rothschild banker, he is the new Economy Minister. One...

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