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Latest update : 2011-06-17

Sarkozy's former protégé Rama Yade joins rival's camp for 2012

In tonight's look at the French media: a headache for Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election hopes next year as one his political protégés Rama Yade joins ranks with rival presidential contender Jean-Louis Borloo. Meanwhile, the end-of-school exams or "Bac" kick off with the philosophy paper. Finally, a former Miss France's embarrassing interview on morning TV is picked up by blogs and websites.

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2016-04-28 Venezuela

Venezuela's two-day week

We take a look at online buzz surrounding the economic crisis and unrest in Venezuela. Also, protests against reforms to labour laws in France became violent in several French...

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2016-04-27 Salah Abdeslam

Abdeslam's lawyer calls him 'a little moron'

Suspected of being involved in the Paris attacks last November, Salah Abdeslam has now been extradited to France. His lawyers in both Belgium and France have been speaking to the...

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2016-04-26 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy says 'Up All Night' participants are 'brainless'

The ongoing "Up All Night" or "Nuit Debout" protests in France are increasingly drawing criticism from the political right, but former president Nicolas Sarkozy sharpened his...

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2016-04-25 François Hollande

'Last-ditch' attempt to save Hollande's re-election hopes

François Hollande's abysmal approval ratings have led many to speculate that he will not seek re-election. A last-ditch attempt to drum up support on the political left has been...

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2016-04-22 Barack Obama

Barack, Boris and Brexit

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to Barack Obama's call for the UK to remain in the European Union. London's mayor causes upset by saying the US president's views are...

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