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The stolen youth of refugee minors

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Latest update : 2012-08-16

Prayer against gay marriage causes backlash in France

The Catholic Church in France has been criticised for a prayer that implicitly calls on the Government not to legislate for gay marriage. The prayer was read out at Mass across the country on the Feast of the Assumption. Also, "rich kids" try to out-bling one another in online photos and Gotye applauds cover versions of his music in an original way.

By James CREEDON

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2016-02-09 constitution

French MPs slammed for staying away from emergency powers reform vote

Three-quarters of French MPs did not turn up for a crucial parliamentary vote yesterday, the first in a series of votes as the government tries to enshrine controversial...

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2016-02-08 Angela Merkel

Merkel's Migrant Conundrum

MediaWatch takes a look at how the migrant crisis is affecting the German chancellor's popularity. Angela Merkel has seen her ratings fall by almost 20 percent in the last year....

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2016-02-08 Beyonce

Beyoncé's Black Power Message

MediaWatch casts an eye over the Super Bowl half-time show that's got everyone talking. Beyoncé sends out an unequivocal political message and it could usher in a new era for the...

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2016-02-05 Julian Assange

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions, both analytical and witty, to the UN Working Group's finding that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained". Assange's supporters...

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2016-02-04 France

#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the...

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