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Latest update : 2012-07-31

Asma Assad is out of Vogue

Syria's First Lady was the subject of a glowing feature in Vogue magazine last year. The glossy has now changed its tune with an article dubbling Asma Assad the "first lady of hell". The journalist says she was duped by the woman she called a "rose of the desert" a little over a year ago.

By James CREEDON

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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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2017-02-20 Sweden

'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's comment causes confusion

Donald Trump suggested an incident had taken place the previous evening in Sweden, this during a speech where he mentioned several examples of rising crime rates in European...

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