The President’s official companion has told a French journalist that she is aware that some sort of official statement needs to be made
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Saturday 30 October 2010
Cups of tea provide the inspiration for one of Britain ’s most genial ocean racers, Pete Goss, as he returns to the international scene in the Route du Rhum, which starts tomorrow.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
If you're not a pet owner, it's easy to dismiss the idea of dog psychology as a symptom of a 21st-century obsession with psychobabble. But, as most vets will tell you, understanding the way the canine mind works is the key to preventing the sort of anti-social behaviour that leads to a dog being labelled aggressive.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Leaders of men they may be but when it comes to inspiring the loyalty of their canine constituents, presidents and prime ministers often fall short. And no one is more obviously impaired in the doggie-discipline department than Barack Obama, at least according to America's dog whisperer, Cesar Millan.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
With a flurry of new books and no literary agents to fight your corner, one way to attract attention as a novelist in France is to be a teenager. Over the next few weeks, as more than 700 novels are released in time for the annual "rentrée littéraire" Carmen Bramly will stand out from the crowd. At 15, she is this year's youngest contributor.
Friday 30 July 2010
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott privately harboured doubts about the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he disclosed today.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
A former French Interior minister and mentor of Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in a special court in Paris yesterday on three separate corruption charges.
Saturday 30 January 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
Nicolas Sarkozy and Dominique de Villepin were once, supposedly, brothers in arms at the court of King Jacques.
Claude Levi-Strauss: Intellectual considered the father of modern anthropology whose work inspired structuralism
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Claude Lévi-Strauss was the most famous anthropologist of his generation, and one of the leading intellectuals in post-war France. His writings inspired a major intellectual movement, and at least two of his books have already become classics of French literature. He was largely responsible for the development of social anthropology in France.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
Former French President Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial in an alleged corruption scandal dating back to his tenure as Paris mayor, a judicial official said today.
Thursday 01 October 2009
The former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin yesterday dismissed claims that he sought to smear the future president, Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2004.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
A 10-year investigation into alleged embezzlement of public funds by the former French president Jacques Chirac may end in a damp squib.
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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