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The brilliant student and the party-girl: Macron and Le Pen's polar opposite childhoods

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Hissene Habré trial: Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad's ex-leader

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Trump's First 100 Days - Simpsons Style

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The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

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The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

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French high school students make their voices heard while Le Pen goes fishing

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Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds

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Colombia: FARC disarmament leads to baby boom

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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 : 2012-09-03

Clint Eastwood and the empty chair

Clint Eastwood addresses President Obama in the form of an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in an epic communications fail... Also, it's 15 years since Princess Diana died in Paris; translators get creative in Iran; Anne Sinclair confirms her separation from DSK; I deal with some "technical difficulties", and a new competition allows for creative efforts to restore the infamous defaced Spanish fresco of Jesus.

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

Trump's First 100 Days - Simpsons Style

Media Watch looks at how Donald Trump's first 100 days are being assessed - in the media, online and in The Simpsons! Plus, Emmanuel Macron takes his campaigning to the suburbs...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: Posters and political spin

MediaWatch looks at the French factory visit that put Emmanuel Macron through the political spin cycle. His presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, beat him to the site in Amiens to...

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2017-04-25 France

Honouring slain policeman Xavier Jugelé

MediaWatch pays tribute to the French policeman killed in last week's terror attack, Xavier Jugelé. His partner gave a heart-rending address at a national memorial ceremony, with...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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