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Jon Stewart's off-beat take on global news events has proven a draw beyond US shores

The finance minister of France once gave Jon Stewart a lesson in high finance — and then offered him a beret. Christine Lagarde, now chief of the International Monetary Fund, has been but one of many high-profile foreign guests on Stewart's "The Daily Show" — from Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage Nobel Peace winner waging a battle against terrorists, to off-beat London Mayor Boris Johnson, who offered to open the gates of his city to "refugees" from New York escaping an attempt to ban super-sized sodas. Stewart digs with delight into global events large and small, making international news — and news-making international guests — an...

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