9. POLITICIAN JAILED FOR ‘CHIMPANZEE’ PHOTO
A French politician has been jailed for calling a black minister a chimpanzee. Anne-Sophie Leclère, a senior Front National municipal candidate in northern France, posted images comparing justice minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey. She was given a nine months' jail sentence, fined €50,000 (£40,000) and banned from politics for five years.