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NATO chief Stoltenberg: US is 'strongly committed to Alliance'

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South Sudan's refugee crisis has reached catastrophic proportions, UN warns

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Famine in South Sudan: More than 100,000 people face starvation

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Latest update : 2012-10-09

The 'pain au chocolat' and politics

Whoever thought a pain au chocolat could become political? Well, in a bid to win the leadership contest for the UMP party, Jean-François Copé has spoken out against a supposed incident of pain au chocolat theft during Ramadan. We look at reactions. Also, the French first lady decides to send monthly parcels of goodies to a French prisoner in Mexico. Finally, how men not doing the dishes can prevent divorce!

By James CREEDON

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2017-02-20 Sweden

'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's comment causes confusion

Donald Trump suggested an incident had taken place the previous evening in Sweden, this during a speech where he mentioned several examples of rising crime rates in European...

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

Are some of the right-wing media becoming hostile to Trump?

MediaWatch is still looking at reactions to and fallout from Donald Trump's press conference on Thursday. The US president has been putting a positive spin on things. But it...

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2017-02-16 Donald Trump

Trump's Tirade

MediaWatch gauges reaction to the latest news conference by US President Donald Trump. Many were shocked by the question and answer session, which became another chance for him...

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2017-02-15 NATO

Comedy & Journalism in the Age of Trump

MediaWatch looks at the call for NATO to reform, and it's not just the Trump administration that thinks it's long overdue. Plus, how Donald Trump is fuelling a golden era of...

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2017-02-14 White House

Michael Flynn: An Untenable Position

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the resignation of US National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. Many critics are highlighting his statement calling for Hillary Clinton to be...

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