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Latest update : 2012-10-26

Dallas at the Elysée (episode 3)

Three women and a president... we look at the latest episode in the endless saga of the president's lover and his ex. Ségolène Royal speaks out against Valérie Trierweiler and on the same day, Carla Bruni has advice for the First Lady in Elle magazine. We finish with some funky steps at the UN as Psy shows Ban Ki-moon how to "ride the invisible pony" (The Daily Beast's phrase, not mine!)

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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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2017-07-14 Donald Trump

Bastille Day with the Trumps

MediaWatch has been casting an eye over the funkier than usual Bastille Day festivities. Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron seem to have cemented an unlikely friendship. But the US...

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