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Latest update : 2014-06-05

'Dear Vladimir, annex hearts not countries'

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in France for the Normandy Landings commemorations. In an interview with French television, he made a sexist comment about Hillary Clinton. He had been asked to react to her comment that he was akin to Adolf Hitler over Ukraine. Femen activists are clearly on Hillary's side - the radical feminist militant group has attacked a wax statue of Putin in Paris. One tweet says why not use sexism to seduce the Russian leader away from conflict.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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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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