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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-06-16

Cults in France predict the end of the world in 2012

Today's look at some of the stories in the French media: we focus on the growing influence of cults in France as the Parliament publishes a report on the matter. Also: will cannabis be legalised in France? And the country's biggest TV channel, TF1, is to get rid of its reality TV shows.

By James CREEDON

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2017-07-27 Donald Trump

Trump's transgender backlash

MediaWatch takes a look at how transgender veterans and serving military personnel are reacting to the US president's proposed ban. Trump's Twitter announcement has surprised,...

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2017-07-26 Donald Trump

French Riviera's raging fires

MediaWatch delves into the latest controversy caused by Donald Trump on Twitter. The US president used social media to announce he wants transgender people banned from any role...

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2017-07-25 John McCain

John McCain's healthcare vote backlash

MediaWatch takes a look at swift criticism facing John McCain, after he voted in favour of moving ahead with a bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The US senator was diagnosed...

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2017-07-24 Turkey

Phelps flops in man v shark challenge

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the trial of 17 Turkish journalists accused of terror offences. Their newspaper, Cumhuriyet, is one of the last remaining independent...

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2017-07-21 White House

Spicer bows out of White House

Media Watch takes a look at reactions to the resignation of beleaguered White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. After months of speculation about his future, "Spicey" stood...

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