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French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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Will the left and right rally to see off far-right Le Pen?

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French press review: Macron 'a step away' from Elysée Palace

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Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

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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 : 2012-09-21

Berets for all!

Marine Le Pen doesn't like headscarves or kippahs.... but she probably does like berets. The French far-right leader says all head wear of a religous nature should be banned in public - we look at reactions and the timing of her remarks. Also: Marine's complicated relationship with Charlie Hebdo. Finally, an extremist Amish bishop could get life in prison for hate crimes.

By James CREEDON

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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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2017-04-20 homosexuality

The social media election: French candidates show their funny side

We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Hollywood's 'far-left' message to French voters

The "mother of all protests": We look at social media reactions as Venezuelans take to the streets to defend or oppose their government. In France, far-left presidential...

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2017-04-18 British politics

Are British voters suffering from election fatigue?

Is the UK going through election fatigue? After three elections in three years, we take a look at reactions after British PM Theresa May calls for yet another snap election on...

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