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irishtimes.com — Depending on how you feel about him - and opinions are divided - Edwy Plenel has the looks and aura of Joseph Stalin or Charlie Chaplin.
google.com — Thousands to mark Hollande's first year with protests PARIS - Thousands are to protest in France on Sunday to mark President Francois Hollande's first year in office, with some accusing the Socialist leader of turning his back on the left and others denouncing his backing of gay marriage.
guardian.co.uk — An attempt to prove that France's first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, is a burden on the state has backfired after it emerged that her predecessor Carla Bruni cost taxpayers three times as much. Guillaume Larrivé, an MP with the former president Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party, tabled a parliamentary question in March asking how much Trierweiler's staff at the Elysée palace cost.
guardian.co.uk — Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli. The bomb blast that wrecked much of the embassy is seen as a reprisal by Libyan militants for the decision by Paris the day before to extend its military mission against fellow jihadists in Mali.
au.news.yahoo.com — NEW YORK (AFP) - An Agence France-Presse freelancer won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for a stunning image of Syrian rebel fighters holed up in a sniper's nest. The photo, taken last October by Javier Manzano in Syria's largest city Aleppo, was hailed by the prize committee as "extraordinary."
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