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Latest update : 2014-06-06

Tweeting D-Day as it happened

The UK Cabinet Office and Canadian TV had live tweets recreating the Normandy Landings moment by moment 70 years ago, an opportunity to watch D-Day unfold in real time. Commemorations were marked by diplomatic tensions and the hope the historic gathering of world leaders could help ease the current Ukraine crisis. Looking to next week, the World Cup is set to begin amid protests and strikes. We look, too, at a French satirical magazine doing a Conchita Wurst-style makeover on the national squad.

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2014-11-21 Julie Gayet

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée Palace balcony

Gossip magazine "Voici" is calling her France's "quasi-official First Lady". Julie Gayet was photographed by paparazzi alongside the French President on a balcony of the Elysée...

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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Did a 'second French jihadist' really appear in IS group video?

Yesterday, the French authorities named a "second French jihadist" who they claimed appeared in an IS organisation execution video. However, journalists at FRANCE 24 and...

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2014-11-19 jihad

Probe into 'second French jihadist'

The French media is looking at converts to radical Islam - we take a look at coverage in '"The Huffington Post" and "Marianne". Also, centre-right 2017 hopeful Alain Juppé is...

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2014-11-18 Jerusalem

Jerusalem synagogue attack in the media

We take a look at media reaction to the deadly attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem this Tuesday.

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2014-11-17 Vladimir Putin

Shunned by koalas: Can nothing go right for Vladimir Putin?

We look at the aftermath of the G20 summit in Australia, and the Putin-bashing. Even the animals have turned their backs on the Russian president, as #koaladiplomacy suggests....

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