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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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2018-06-19 James CREEDON

Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

As discontent mounts over images showing distressed children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump has launched a second blistering attack on Angela...

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2018-06-18 James CREEDON

Aquarius, refugees and 'Europe's soul'

As the controversy continues over Europe's divided response to the MS Aquarius, we take a look at comment in various European media about a major faultline in European politics:...

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2018-06-15 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Macron likes his china fancy

Emmanuel Macron is believed to have bought half a million euros worth of china for the Élysée Palace. That's ten times the figure given by the government, and it comes just days...

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2018-06-14 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

World Cup fever

The World Cup has kicked off in Russia. In this edition of MediaWatch, we talk about Robbie Williams' opening performance (and that middle finger!), the fashion sense of...

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2018-06-13 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Aquarius: Using migrants as political pawns

The spat between France and Italy over the Aquarius boat is making waves on the internet, with cartoonists depicting the boat and its occupants as pawns being used in the...

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