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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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2016-02-11 François Hollande

Hollande reshuffle in online buzz

We take a look at online reactions to François Hollande's cabinet reshuffle.

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2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders fires up the grass roots

Young Democratic voters are "feeling the Bern" and flocking to Bernie Sanders' anti-establishment candidacy. We take a look at media coverage of his victory over Hillary Clinton...

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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 crucial 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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