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Latest update : 2011-09-28

'Sociopathic' trader suspected of being a prankster

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 27/9/2011: A BBC interview with a London-based trader drew gasps Monday when Alessio Rastani suggested he had been eagerly awaiting the onset of another major recession. Online, there was speculation that Rastani was a pranskter, since his declarations were so extreme as to border on satire.

Correction: The Bhopal disaster was a chemical disaster, NOT an oil spill as I mistakenly said.

Greenpeace describes it as follows:

"On the night of December 2, 1984 a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked methyl isocynate gas and other chemicals creating a dense toxic cloud over the region and killing more than 8,000 people in just the first few days."

By James CREEDON

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2016-04-29 Salah Abdeslam

A Royal Challenge from the Obamas

Media Watch takes a look at reports of Salah Abdeslam's less-than-warm welcome to prison in France. Radicalised inmates hurled insults because he hadn't blown himself up on...

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2016-04-28 Venezuela

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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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