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Fillon to sue 'Le Monde' over anti-Sarkozy plot claims

Former Prime Minister François Fillon has hit back at claims he put pressure on the Chief of Staff of the Elysée Palace, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, to speed up legal proceedings against Nicolas Sarkozy. The scandal reflects badly on the centre-right UMP party with rivalry between Sarkozy and Fillon even more under the spotlight than usual. Neither does it do any favours for the Socialist Party, with calls for President Hollande's right-hand man to step down.

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2018-09-25 MediaWatch

Macron's former bodyguard's gun selfie

The French president's former security aide is back in the headlines. Alexandre Benalla posed for a selfie with a waitress, while pointing a gun he didn't have a licence to...

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2018-09-24 MediaWatch

Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing another accusation of sexual assault. It dates back to his time as a student at Yale. He's called it "a smear, plain and...

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2018-09-21 MediaWatch

Controversial rapper cancels Bataclan concerts

Médine has called off his concerts at the Bataclan in Paris, after months of protests. The controversial rapper - whose lyrics include "let's crucify the secularists" - was due...

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2018-09-20 MediaWatch

Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

Theresa May's Brexit plan sinks without an alternative in Salzburg. Donald Tusk has declared it dead, while the French president has hit out at the "liars" who convinced the...

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2018-09-18 MediaWatch

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Videos of the Venezuelan president feasting at a celebrity chef's restaurant have caused widespread anger. With much of the country struggling to find food, Nicolas Maduro...

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