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Macron-Putin: "a frank exchange"

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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

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British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

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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 : 2012-10-09

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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2017-05-29 Emmanuel Macron

Macron-Putin: "a frank exchange"

Media Watch takes a look at Emmanuel Macron's first meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Many were watching the handshake with interest, others the strong words...

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2017-05-26 Donald Trump

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

MediaWatch delves into the diplomatic spats arising from Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO HQ in Brussels. Meanwhile, in the US, the Republican candidate - who allegedly assaulted...

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2017-05-25 Donald Trump

Trump's Handshake Showdown

MediaWatch takes a look at the battle of the handshakes that took place in Brussels today. French President Emmanuel Macron set out to prove he's no pushover during his first...

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2017-05-24 Donald Trump

A frosty Vatican reception?

We cast an eye over reactions to Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with the Pope. But first, we take a look at the UK's stoic - and even comedic - attitude as the country's...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester, United

MediaWatch takes a look at the many reactions online to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. For many, it seems the Mancunian spirit will overcome evil and division. But as...

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