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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 : 2012-05-16

Hello Hollande, goodbye Sarkozy

We take a look at a rather damp inauguration ceremony for new French president François Hollande, as the world's media watch speculate on what "Mr Normal" might have up his sleeve in Berlin. Meanwhile, the Leveson inquiry on press ethics steps up a gear in the UK, as former News of The World editor Rebekah Brooks is charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear



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France's President Emmanuel Macron is on a three-day tour of Africa. How are media outlets covering this trip? What reactions is the young leader generating on social media?...

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