India becomes latest nation to succumb to S&M craze as conservative nation opens up about sex | UPDATED: 12:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 India may have a reputation as a conservative society where sex is still a taboo subject, but that image could be fading fast. The Asian giant is yet another nation to be swept up in the Fifty Shades of Grey craze, with the best-selling erotic trilogy encouraging S&M fans to come out of the closet for the first time
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler sparks row by meeting opponents of new airport backed by prime ministerFrancois Hollande's girlfriend met the protestors in Angers, western FranceThe 47-year-old was handed a letter to give to her partnerSome have seen it as a direct snub of PM Jean-Marc AyraultMs Trierweiler has been a target of several verbal attacks by politicians and journalists since her partner became president | UPDATED: 15:14 GMT, 10 December 2012 Approachable: Ms Trierweiler, 47, chatted with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend and was even asked to deliver a letter to her partner, President Francois Hollande French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is at the centre of a fresh political scandal after meeting opponents of a new airport – in defiance of the prime minister's support for the project. Ms Trierweiler is accused of trying to undermine PM Jean-Marc Ayrault's authority by consorting with the protestors in Angers, western France, this weekend. The new multi-billion pound airport in Nantes is due for completion in 2017 and has even been dubbed the 'Ayrault-port', a play on the prime minister's name, because of his fierce backing
Torch-lit protests against awarding the EU the Nobel Peace Prize ahead of ceremony tomorrow | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 10 December 2012 Around 1,000 protesters marched in Oslo yesterday against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.