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Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

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Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

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'The sky falls in on Froome'

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Could the ECB surprise the markets?

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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

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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2017-12-12 climate change

Arnie sets green example in Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at who stole the show at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Arnold Schwarzenegger took to the streets of the French capital on a local Velib bike to promote...

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2017-12-11 Jerusalem

Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

MediaWatch looks at the continuing repercussions of Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu's bid to get the EU to follow suit has...

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2017-12-07 Senate (USA)

US Senator Franken bows out with bitterness

MediaWatch looks at the latest public figure to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. US Senator Al Franken has announced he will resign after seven women have accused him of...

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2017-12-06 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday bids adieu

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the death of French rock legend, Johnny Hallyday. More than 100 million albums sold and a career spanning almost six decades, yet his success...

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2017-12-01 Michael Flynn

Flynn to ‘flip’ on Trump over FBI lies

MediaWatch looks at the frenzied response to the latest twist in the investigation into links between Donald Trump's administration and Russia. Former National Security Advisor...

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