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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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2017-07-21 White House

Spicer bows out of White House

Media Watch takes a look at reactions to the resignation of beleaguered White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. After months of speculation about his future, "Spicey" stood...

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2017-07-20 Donald Trump

Macron's air force uniform draws Tom Cruise comparisons

It was operation reconciliation this Thursday between Emmanuel Macron and the French armed forces after the top general resigned over budget cuts. The president dressed in an air...

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2017-07-19 Donald Trump

Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

A Saudi woman has been released without charge after an image of her wearing a miniskirt appeared on social media leading to her arrest. The incident caused an international...

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2017-07-18 France

France knocks US off top spot in 'soft power' index

France now leads a global index of "soft power", knocking the United States off the top spot. This is no doubt largely due to the elections of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump....

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2017-07-17 Venezuela

Doctor Who upsets sci-fi sexists

MediaWatch takes a look at the volatile situation in Venezuela. After months of violent crackdowns on demonstrations, an unofficial referendum delivers a resounding "no" to...

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