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Latest update : 2014-04-16

Pornography without borders is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

When asked what a key benefit of the EU is, many would answer "peace in our time" but few would think of easier access to porn as a top bonus. The latter argument has been made by a French MEP as an argument in favour of the EU. Also, Twitter provides irreverent images of Silvio Berlusconi upon news he is to perform four hours of community service a week as a penalty for tax evasion. Finally, "The Atlantic" has identified the world's first "smiley" in a 17th century poem.

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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2016-08-22 Nicolas Sarkozy

'Quelle surprise !' Sarkozy declares candidacy for 2017

To the surprise of... well, no one... Nicolas Sarkozy has declared he will run for the French Presidency next year. Also, some buzz online in the aftermath of the Rio Olympics.

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2016-08-19 2016 Olympics

Wading into the murky waters of white male privilege

#SorryNotSorry? Ryan Lochte is in hot water after his claims of robbery in Rio are revealed to be false. The Olympic athlete published a vague apology on social media that's...

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2016-08-18 Syria

Photo of injured Syrian boy goes viral

France 24 has decided not to publish the image of an injured Syrian boy called Omran who was caught up in Russian airstrikes in Aleppo. It has illicited a wave of compassion from...

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