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Latest update : 2014-06-02

Thailand: a surreal week in the 'Big Brother' house

Pravit Rojanaphruk, a prominent journalist for The Nation newspaper, is now free after being held by the Thai military junta for almost a week. He described his detention as a means of psychological warfare designed to gather information from him and other detainees. We look, too, at Spain where the monarchy is under attack from pro-Republic supporters after the King's abdication. And there is a tweet from the satirical account of one 'Elizabeth Windsor' calling him a lightweight.

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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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2014-08-26 eurozone

French government crisis: 'Krankreich' not Frankreich

The French government reshuffle drew one major surprise: the appointment of former Rothschild banker, 36-year-old Emmanuel Macron, as Economy Minister. Hollande and Valls have...

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