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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.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

A French presidential debate with few surprises

We take a look at media and social media reactions to the first debate between major candidates in the French presidential election. Also, France's interior minister stands down...

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2017-03-16 Netherlands

What lessons for France after the Dutch election?

What does far-right candidate Geert Wilders’s poor showing in the Dutch elections mean for France, where National Front leader Marine Le Pen is hoping for victory in the...

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2017-03-15 François Fillon

Fillon fights on despite mounting scandals

He has been officially placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public funds. Yet French presidential candidate François Fillon fights on, much to the...

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