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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 : 2012-05-25

Power struggles in the UMP

Trouble in the UMP? After François Fillon said the opposition had no "natural leaders" right-wing politicians come out in favour of the former prime minister or Jean-François Copé, likely contenders for the party leadership. And holidays courtesy of the state: one MP took his family away on his parliamentary expenses. Finally we weigh up the online campaign of the National Front's parliamentary candidates.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear

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2017-07-19 Donald Trump

Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

A Saudi woman has been released without charge after an image of her wearing a miniskirt appeared on social media leading to her arrest. The incident caused an international...

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2017-07-18 France

France knocks US off top spot in 'soft power' index

France now leads a global index of "soft power", knocking the United States off the top spot. This is no doubt largely due to the elections of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump....

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2017-07-17 Venezuela

Doctor Who upsets sci-fi sexists

MediaWatch takes a look at the volatile situation in Venezuela. After months of violent crackdowns on demonstrations, an unofficial referendum delivers a resounding "no" to...

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2017-07-14 Donald Trump

Bastille Day with the Trumps

MediaWatch has been casting an eye over the funkier than usual Bastille Day festivities. Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron seem to have cemented an unlikely friendship. But the US...

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2017-07-13 Truck attack in Nice

Paris Match publishes photos of Nice terror attack: Truthful or tasteless?

MediaWatch takes a look at the controversy that almost took Paris Match off the shelves. The latest edition, published on the eve of the anniversary of last year's terror attack...

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