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One Planet Summit: How France's Macron became 'Mister Climate'

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Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

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Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

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Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

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'The sky falls in on Froome'

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Could the ECB surprise the markets?

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Latest update : 2012-09-04

Clint Eastwood's empty chair talks back

When Clint Eastwood addressed President Obama in the form of an empty chair, he couldn't have guessed it would spark a three-day long parody-fest. We take a look at continued mocking of Clint's stunt at the Republican National Convention. Also: the cult of Obama; Rihanna is assailed in a Paris train station, and it's "la rentrée" for France's schoolchildren... and their parents.

By James CREEDON

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2017-12-12 climate change

Arnie sets green example in Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at who stole the show at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Arnold Schwarzenegger took to the streets of the French capital on a local Velib bike to promote...

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2017-12-11 Jerusalem

Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

MediaWatch looks at the continuing repercussions of Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu's bid to get the EU to follow suit has...

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2017-12-07 Senate (USA)

US Senator Franken bows out with bitterness

MediaWatch looks at the latest public figure to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. US Senator Al Franken has announced he will resign after seven women have accused him of...

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2017-12-06 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday bids adieu

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the death of French rock legend, Johnny Hallyday. More than 100 million albums sold and a career spanning almost six decades, yet his success...

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2017-12-01 Michael Flynn

Flynn to ‘flip’ on Trump over FBI lies

MediaWatch looks at the frenzied response to the latest twist in the investigation into links between Donald Trump's administration and Russia. Former National Security Advisor...

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