political satire

Hollande’s Haircuts Set French Social Media Alight

PARIS, July 13 – French social media was abuzz with suggestions of novel haircuts for Francois Hollande on Wednesday after it emerged that the French president’s receding hairline was maintained by a costly, round-the-clock hairdresser. Satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaine triggered the fuss with a report, later confirmed by the government, that the 61-year-old was

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Germany Says Examining Turkish Request to Prosecute Satirist

BERLIN, April 11 – Germany said on Monday it was examining a formal request made by Turkey for it to prosecute a comedian who recited an obscene poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a satirical show on national television. German prosecutors have already begun investigating Jan Boehmermann, the iconoclastic host of the late-night “Neo

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