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Latest update : 2012-10-03

Hollande and the 'Karcher moment' that wasn't

François Hollande says his style is the opposite of Nicolas Sarkozy's... Yet the media couldn't help drawing comparisons with his predecessor’s style as Hollande visited a troubled suburb following a double shooting. In 2005 as Interior Minister, Sarkozy famously promised a resident that he'd clean the neighbourhood of its "scum". So how did Hollande deal with a similar moment?

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-25 France

Honouring Xavier Jugelé

Media Watch pays tribute to the 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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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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