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'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical message after women's rights activists arrested

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EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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THE DEBATE

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn: 'Either we import stability, or we export instability'

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From Italy to Cyprus via Hungary: A look back at key events in Europe

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US-China trade war is 'on hold'

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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2014-03-11

'Sarkoleaks' and the magic dictaphone

The controversial adviser who recorded hundreds of hours of private meetings with then President Nicolas Sarkozy has come up with a surprising defence: Patrick Buisson's lawyer claims the dictaphone used by his client was voice-activated and turned on without Mr Buisson's knowledge. Also, Swiss students are excluded from the Erasmus programme following a recent referendum against "mass immigration". Finally, some Paris postal workers are refusing to deliver National Front campaign leaflets.

By James CREEDON

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2018-05-16 France

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2018-05-11 France

The inspiration for France's Eurovision song

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