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Kasai province killings : government releases footage allegedly showing execution of UN investigators

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France's First Round Controversies

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented Choice in French Presidential Election (part 2)

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Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the traditional alliance against France's National Front work in round two?

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TALKING EUROPE

Greek Cypriot negotiator: 'We regret that Turkey is distancing itself from Europe'

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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 : 2012-11-02

Boris Yeltsin dances 'Gangnam Style'

An old video shows Boris Yeltsin defying the laws of space and time to dance "Gangnam Style"... in 1996! We compare the internet's most successful music video with Yeltsin's smooth moves. Also, Vladimir Putin is laid up with a bad back, 'Bronco Bama' moves a 4-year-old to tears and five French spies appear to have been beaten up in Bulgaria!

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

France's First Round Controversies

Media Watch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the presidential election - #SansMoiLe7Mai. Emmanuel Macron risks comparisons with Nicolas...

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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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2017-04-20 homosexuality

The social media election: French candidates show their funny side

We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Hollywood's 'far-left' message to French voters

The "mother of all protests": We look at social media reactions as Venezuelans take to the streets to defend or oppose their government. In France, far-left presidential...

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2017-04-18 British politics

Are British voters suffering from election fatigue?

Is the UK going through election fatigue? After three elections in three years, we take a look at reactions after British PM Theresa May calls for yet another snap election on...

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