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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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2016-05-26 China

Black man ‘whitened’ in Chinese washing detergent ad

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

Could a woman play the role of James Bond? The debate is ongoing on social media, in particular since Gillian Anderson said she wouldn't mind being "Jane Bond". First though, a...

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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2016-05-24 British politics

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

In tonight's Mediawatch, petrol shortages are buzzing on social media as unions blockade oil refineries. Also, a "Hug a Brit" campaign hopes to incite Britons not to vote for...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

We take a look at press and social media reaction to Austria's presidential election.

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