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Latest update : 2012-08-03

Michael Phelps: 'It was pretty cool to chat with Obama!'

In today's show, we focus on Barack Obama's phone calls to US Olympic champions, as well as Vladimir Putin's love for judo. Meanwhile, London mayor Boris Johnson continues to make the headlines, as web users photoshop his failed stunt on a zip wire.

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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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