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Comedian Paul Taylor: 'French people have a good sense of humour'

Laughing at the French propensity to go on strike at the drop of a hat, or the absolute panic that rocked the country at the notion of a potential butter crisis, Paul Taylor makes a living mocking his adopted home and its citizens. And as he explains, the French do enjoy seeing their peculiarities highlighted to them. The British comedian also gives us his views on the differences in gender equality and indeed sexual harassment on the streets of Paris compared to other places he has visited.

By Eve IRVINE

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2018-05-22 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

This Tuesday sees another day of strikes across France, this time led by civil servants. President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cull their numbers by 120,000 by 2022. Work...

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2018-05-21 Digital

'The internet is like water, we need to help children understand how to swim'

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25. The idea is to make sure users know what data is being collected from them, plus when and how that...

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2018-05-18 India

Violence against women in India: 'A lot needs to be done to better enforce the law'

India is reeling from a rise in violent attacks on women. From 2012 to 2016, reported rapes of children more than doubled, and in the past month alone there were at least three...

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2018-05-17 Cameroon

Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom: 'LGBT rights are human rights'

The world is celebrating sexual and gender diversities on this Thursday's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Homosexuality is still a taboo issue...

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2018-05-16 feminism

Chantal Thomass: 'I design lingerie not to please men but to please women'

She shot to fame in the 1970s here in France as her first catwalk shows full of corsets, garter belts, stockings and "sexier" women's underwear catapulted her to fashion stardom....

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