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Outcry as Japanese winemakers are threatened with deportation from France

More than 42 000 people have already signed a petition protesting the 'crazy, moronic and shameful decision'

YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Within minutes of the shooting at YouTube offices in California, social media was awash with conspiracy theories

The Booker Prize and the ‘Beryl Question’

Beryl Bainbridge, the eternal Booker prize bridesmaid, was last week snubbed for a sixth time when her novel failed at the penultimate hurdle for Britain's greatest literary prize, writes Fiachra Gibbons.

Alexander’s new battlefield

Rivers of blood have been spilt - figuratively at least - in a propaganda battle between Greek and Macedonian nationalists over who has the right to claim the all-conquering hero Alexander the Great as their own, writes Fiachra Gibbons in London.

Taunting the bully

He is terrified of flying, and not too fond of ferries either, but when the maverick director Lars von Trier makes enemies, he's not afraid to pick on the biggest bully in the playground. Fiachra Gibbons reports.

‘Cheating bastard’ wins Booker

The many creditors of novelist DBC Pierre have been given a crumb of comfort after the self-confessed serial "cheating bastard" won literature's most famous prize, the Man Booker. Pierre, the nom de plume of the reformed Mexican-Australian wildman Peter Finlay, is the oddest and most controversial character to have won the award.

The Booker Prize and the ‘Beryl Question’

Beryl Bainbridge, the eternal Booker prize bridesmaid, was last week snubbed for a sixth time when her novel failed at the penultimate hurdle for Britain's greatest literary prize, writes Fiachra Gibbons.

Baftas scorn the Oscar line

American Beauty took six awards, but the British Academy honoured many films ignored by the Oscars on Sunday night. Fiachra Gibbons reports.

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