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Latest update : 2012-10-02

Flat-pack furniture for all… except women!

The new season Ikea catalogue is out, and there are a few omissions in its Saudi Arabian edition: no women, anywhere to be seen! The Swedish furniture giant’s come in for criticism from the European press over this display of sexism. And an Iranian media source takes the bait: Fars news agency reprints a satirical article published by the Onion word for word.

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2016-12-05 French Presidential Elections 2017

Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

The French prime minister today announced he will take part in Socialist Party primaries ahead of the presidential election next year. Many do not think Manuel Valls is in a...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

In tonight's show, we look at reactions to François Hollande's “mic drop” of not running in the 2017 elections and scour rumors about Prime Minister Manuel Valls preparing to run...

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2016-11-30 Donald Trump

Trump/Romney dinner: 'Romney swallowed frogs legs and his pride'

In this edition, we look at how Donald Trump plans to manage his business conflicts of interest when he becomes president. Meanwhile, Twitter is aflutter with hilarious memes...

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2016-11-29 Brazil

#Chapecoense plane crash: Tears, tributes to Brazilian team

MediaWatch looks at how the world has reacted to the tragic loss of Brazilian football team Chapecoense in a plane crash. Tributes, painful memories and images of loss are...

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2016-11-28 François Fillon

Fillon's next challenge

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to François Fillon's triumph in the French conservative primary and what challenges now lie ahead for him. Plus, after the latest...

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