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Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisationt (part 2)

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ENCORE!

Art on the wire and online: Jean-Hubert Martin on curating in cyberspace

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Inside China's answer to Silicon Valley

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Behind the scenes at China's Harbin snow festival

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THE INTERVIEW

'Donald Trump is a great friend of Israel'

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BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2017: World Economic Forum wary of post-Brexit future

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IN THE PAPERS

'Great Brexpectations'

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IN THE PAPERS

Trump's anti-European 'attack'

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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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2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as president

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will continue to use his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump instead of the official US presidential account @POTUS - we take a look at...

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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2017-01-11 Americas

Bad buzz for Buzzfeed as it posts unverified claims on Trump

Accusations of "fake news" - normally reserved as a criticism for alt-right media - have now been hurled at Buzzfeed for publishing unverified claims of Russian espionage on...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama loved and Obama loathed

Social media is reflecting a divided America as President Obama prepares to give his farewell speech in Chicago later tonight.

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