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Splintered Left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary runoff (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Splintered Left: Are Europe's social democrats obsolete? (part 2)

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EYE ON AFRICA

New President says Jammeh has agreed to cede power

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ACROSS AFRICA

France finally grants Senegalese vets citizenship

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THE OBSERVERS

Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

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THE INTERVIEW

Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

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THE INTERVIEW

'Fake news has had almost no impact on Wikipedia'

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FOCUS

Iraq: Embedded with French special forces in Mosul

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ENCORE!

Dominique Dalcan: Godfather of French 90s pop returns to his roots

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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2012-03-26

Adieu Sarkozy?

The French press picks up on the sheer scale of media interest worldwide in the Toulouse and Montauban killings and the subsequent slaying of Mohamed Merah. Time magazine, for example, has chosen to put Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of its European edition asking: Adieu? In a piece entitled "French Toast", the magazine argues the economy is still the main issue for French voters, and not security.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-01-18 Manuel Valls

Online reactions to former French PM Valls being slapped in face

Could Manuel Valls get another "slap in the face" in the upcoming left-wing primary? Is such violence against a public figure ever justifiable? Should the former French prime...

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2017-01-17 Theresa May

Brexit Means Hard Brexit

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the British prime minister's speech outlining her plan for Brexit. Opinion is sharply divided. Some are accusing her of trying to have her...

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2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as president

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will continue to use his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump instead of the official US presidential account @POTUS - we take a look at...

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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