Topless Duchess photos highlight privacy debate

September 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

Irish media has now joined French gossip magazine Closer in publishing photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless at a private residence in the south of France.

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Pussy Riot Trial

August 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

It sounds like something from Stalinist Russia. Musicians expressing anti-government, political views are arrested and put on trial. But the case of Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich from the band, Pussy Riot is happening right at this very moment in 2012.

 

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Racism at the Games?

August 1, 2012 § 2 Comments

It’s often described, as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ but the Olympics is more than just about who can run the fastest, jump the longest or throw a javelin the furthest.

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Queen of Pop creates (another) controversy

July 18, 2012 § 2 Comments

The Queen of Pop has sparked controversy once again.

Madonna, who has caused plenty of outrage during her 29 years in the music business, finds herself on the wrong end of a ‘public insult’ lawsuit after showing an image of France’s National Front (NF) leader, Marine Le Pen, with a swastika superimposed over her face.

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France makes breathalyzers compulsary

July 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

If you are planning on taking a trip to our wine-loving, frog-eating neighbours and are intending to drive, then make sure to pack a breathalyser kit along with the rest of your luggage.

From 1 July, a new law came into action requiring that all drivers in France (with the exception of mopeds) have a breathalyser kit with them or risk an on-the-spot fine of €11 (£8.86).

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Celebrating Britain at Selfridges

June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Summer 2012, without a doubt belongs to London. 

From the Queen’s Jubilee, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne, to the Olympics starting in July and all the festivities in between, London truly is the place to be.

And it seems the city is determined to celebrate all things British – out loud, and proud, with pomp and ceremony like only the British can do, with department store, Selfridges leading the way.

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Controversy at the 2012 Boat Race

April 7, 2012 § 1 Comment

Cambridge have won the 2012 Boat Race, beating Oxford in a controversial and incident-filled competition.

The 158th rowing race between the two universities was halted at the half-way point when a swimmer emerged from the Thames River.

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