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Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

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Latest update : 2011-07-04

Nightmare ends for French hostages in Afghanistan

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Wed. 29/6/2011: A look at reaction in France to the release of hostages Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, held captive in Afghanistan for 18 months. Also, were certain French journalists accepting favours from deposed Tunisian dictator Ben Ali?

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2017-02-23 police

Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

Protests in 16 different schools in and around Paris turned violent in places today, this over an alleged rape by a French police officer of a 22-year-old man named Théo. The...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

Bayrou decides to march with Macron

The veteran and maverick have joined forces. François Bayrou, who has been a presidential candidate in every election for the past 15 years, has decided to throw his weight...

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2017-02-21 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

We take a look at coverage of the French presidential campaign going overseas, with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron campaigning in London while far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen...

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2017-02-20 Sweden

'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's comment causes confusion

Donald Trump suggested an incident had taken place the previous evening in Sweden, this during a speech where he mentioned several examples of rising crime rates in European...

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

Are some of the right-wing media becoming hostile to Trump?

MediaWatch is still looking at reactions to and fallout from Donald Trump's press conference on Thursday. The US president has been putting a positive spin on things. But it...

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