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After latest Snowden leaks, is it time to use carrier pigeons?

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Film show: 'Graduation', 'Go Home' & Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

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French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

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Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

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2017 French presidential election: Can Valls unite the left?

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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-10-05

Are French entrepreneurs "pigeons"?!

Pigeon is French slang for "fall guy" and that's exactly what some entrepreneurs feel they've become for the French taxman: the fall guy. "Pigeons Entrepreneurs" is a Facebook campaign that has got a lot of attention in opposition to the 2013 budget in France. Also: Valérie Trierweiler regrets "that" tweet, and we look at David Blaine's latest stunt.

By James CREEDON

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2016-12-07 Edward Snowden

After latest Snowden leaks, is it time to use carrier pigeons?

Not even in-flight communications are safe from NSA snooping, according to the latest revelations by Edward Snowden published today in 'Le Monde' and by 'The Intercept'. We take...

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2016-12-06 Bernard Cazeneuve

Interior minister takes over as France's premier

Bernard Cazeneuve is stepping into Manuel Valls' shoes as French prime minister for the next five months until elections next May – we take a look at online reactions.

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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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