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Sarkozy's underpants insult and Blair's terrifying Christmas card

"The poet of French politics is back", as one Twitter user put it. Nicolas Sarkozy's alleged jibe at his UMP rival Bruno Le Maire has left many chuckling. "He'll finish in his Y-fronts," the former president reportedly quipped. We explain the enigmatic insult. Elsewhere, Tony Blair's "terrifying" Christmas card is causing a buzz online. We also take a look at an exclusive interview of Bashar al-Assad by French magazine Paris Match.