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Latest update : 2012-09-19

Charlie Hebdo plays with fire

They've done it again. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in tomorrow's edition. This is the same magazine whose offices were firebombed last year for a front page cartoon of Prophet Mohammed. Also: Mitt Romney's video gaffes, plus a totally out-of-date court order for the Kate Middleton nude photos.

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 crucual 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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