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Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

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Remembering Philip Roth

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Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

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Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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'We are seeking a new deal', Pompeo advisor says on Iran

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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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 : 2012-04-11

Raunchy 'Mélenchon Girls' video goes viral

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Tues. 10/4/2012: Many will remember the infamous "Obama Girls" video in support of Barack Obama in 2007. A similarly raunchy video has now hit the web in favour of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Also, how do you say the candidates' names in sign language? "Pointy ears?" Really?!

By James CREEDON

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2018-05-23 Mark Zuckerberg

Remembering Philip Roth

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dominates coverage of the "Tech for Good" summit here in France. Some have accused the French president of cosying up to US tech firms at the expense...

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2018-05-18 royal wedding

Royal wedding: Pomp & controversy

On the eve of the royal wedding, the eyes of the globe are on the UK town of Windsor. While some businesses are capitalising on the country's biggest event of the year,...

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2018-05-17 racism

Racism revelations from New York to Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at a viral video that shows brazen, aggressive racism from a fan of Donald Trump. A New York lawyer was filmed "flipping out" over Spanish being spoken by...

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2018-05-16 France

France and the age of consent

France has downgraded its attempt to crack down on sexual crimes against children. The government has stopped short of introducing an age of consent in its new bill, meaning sex...

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2018-05-14 Israel

'Violent contrast' in images from Jerusalem, Gaza border

Many media and social media users have commented on the marked contrast between Monday's reception at the US embassy in Jerusalem and the violent clashes at the Gaza border, with...

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