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Christiane Taubira: the right's new Twitter target

France's new justice minister, Christiane Taubira, is the target of a negative Twitter campaign, as the opposition take to their keyboards to criticise the new cabinet. We also look at the upcoming parliamentary elections, and the challenges facing French voters who live abroad. Finally, we discover a hair-raising bet that saw one football managing sporting his team's colours - on his head.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

Monumental mix up at Oscars

We take a look at the buzz surrounding the erroneous announcement that "La La Land" had won the 2016 Oscar Academy Award for Best Picture. Also, we do a round-up of headlines and...

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2017-02-24 Donald Trump

Trump: ‘Fake news’ and unnamed sources

MediaWatch delves into the latest "fake news" accusations of the US President. Donald Trump thinks anonymous sources should not be allowed. He also wrote off the French capital,...

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2017-02-23 police

Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

Protests in 16 different schools in and around Paris turned violent in places today, this over an alleged rape by a French police officer of a 22-year-old man named Théo. The...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

Bayrou decides to march with Macron

The veteran and maverick have joined forces. François Bayrou, who has been a presidential candidate in every election for the past 15 years, has decided to throw his weight...

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2017-02-21 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

We take a look at coverage of the French presidential campaign going overseas, with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron campaigning in London while far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen...

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