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Latest update : 2013-12-04

Politicians failing I.Q. tests

Firstly, the former French Minister for European Affairs, Laurent Wauquiez, spectacularly fails a quiz live on radio. Next up, it’s the turn of Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, to ridicule himself on British radio; he failed to answer any question from an I.Q. test correctly. Johnson also came in for criticism for a speech last week during which he said economic equality will never be possible because some people are "too stupid" to get ahead.

Finally, both the mayor of London and a Paris mayoral hopeful appear clueless about the price of a metro ticket!

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-19 Scotland

Sarkozy's political comeback: did he ever leave?

Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his intention to make a political comeback - we take a look at the buzz. Also, reactions to yesterday's referendum in Scotland and finally a big TV...

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland's relationship status: 'It's complicated'

We look at comments likening tensions between England and Scotland to a lover's tiff or even a potential break-up/divorce, this as voters in Scotland go to the polls in their...

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2014-09-17 referendum

Scottish referendum in the media

We take a look at how the Scottish referendum is being covered, including accusations of media bias but also claims by journalists that covering the story is particularly...

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2014-09-16 Ukraine

Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

Many a protest movement has threatened to "throw out" the politicians or "dump" them. In Ukraine earlier today, the notion was taken quite literally. Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glass apps and is used in policing, but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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