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‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

We take a look at how French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron's unfortunate remarks to a trade unionist have become fodder for internet memes and hashtags. Also, can the country’s strike actions affect the Euro 2016 championship? Despite the display of wide discontent, France still does well in work-life balance indices. And finally, China is yet again in hot water after a controversial initiative targeting female drivers.

By James CREEDON

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2018-07-20 Emma JAMES

Macron's bodyguard scandal grows

Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard is being questioned by police. Alexandre Benalla is suspected of assaulting two people during demonstrations on May the 1st. As more emerges...

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2018-07-19 Emma JAMES

Protesters, punches and the president's bodyguard

A security officer for the French president is at the centre of a scandal. Alexandre Benalla has been identified in a video that appears to show him hitting protesters, including...

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2018-07-18 Emma JAMES

Nicaragua: Another descent into dictatorship?

Nicaragua's brutal crackdown is finally getting the world's attention. With hundreds now dead - mainly civilians - many are comparing President Daniel Ortega to the dictator he...

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2018-07-17 Emma JAMES

Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

Donald Trump has faced strong reactions - even from political and media allies - over his remarks at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The US president now says he misspoke,...

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2018-07-13 Emma JAMES

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Donald Trump's undiplomatic revelations in The Sun have put even more strain on his already controversial visit to the United Kingdom. Many people on social media were hoping to...

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