Macron sparks row with migrants' boat joke

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President made joke about small boats often used by migrants to sail from Comoros islands to France's Mayotte, with many dying en route.

French scientist reveals hidden risqué messages in papers in English

France — Link

Denis Duboule, professor of developmental genomics, and colleagues presented unsuspecting Anglophone readers with saucy French acronyms.  

Hollande quip about Algeria sparks diplomatic row

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French president offered his 'sincere regrets' for causing any offence over a joke that his interior minister had survived a trip to Algeria this month.