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20 years of Harry Potter

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Latest update : 2011-08-08

Vilnius mayor crushes badly parked car with tank

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 2nd August 2011: The mayor of Vilnius finds a novel way to dissuade parking on bike lanes: crushing a Mercedes Benz by driving over it in a tank! First though, The Guardian reports on another arrest in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal; and writers and filmmakers cited by Anders Behring Breivik speak to the press.

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2017-06-26 Donald Trump

20 years of Harry Potter

Media Watch takes a look at the much-anticipated meeting between the Indian Prime Minister and US President. Some have been predicting a political "bromance", others a battle of...

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2017-06-23 Donald Trump

Depp plumbs depths of bad taste

MediaWatch assesses reaction to Johnny Depp's ill-advised and ill-timed joke at the UK's Glastonbury festival. Depp is facing criticism, from Trump supporters and critics alike,...

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2017-06-22 eurozone

Brexit opens door for Macron to push for greater European integration

"Leaders are ready to listen to Europhile new president as they seek to shore up stability," says The Financial Times while Politico.eu points out that Brexit is, in some ways,...

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2017-06-21 France

Handling the heatwave

Several news stories look at the difficulties of wearing a uniform to work in the middle of a heatwave. Some unorthodox solutions were found by various employees in France and...

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2017-06-21 refugees

Online reactions to World Refugee Day 2017

The refugee crisis is as bad now as it has ever been, with 65.5 million people being displaced globally over the last year, mostly in conflict-related scenarios. We take a look...

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