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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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TALKING EUROPE

Trump's intervention in Syria: How should the EU respond?

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EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

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MEDIAWATCH

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

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#TECH 24

How fintech is helping the unbanked

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

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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 : 2012-12-07

Laughter is the best medicine

The Irish panic-buy wine ahead of austerity measures targeting alcohol... meanwhile, George Osborne chuckles in Parliament while announcing a tightening of the British purse strings. Also, France's budget minister is accused of having an offshore bank account and Gérard Depardieu duets with the Uzbek President's daughter!

By James CREEDON

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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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2017-04-17 Turkey

John Oliver to France: 'Don't elect another Trump'

In today's show, we look at mixed reactions to Turkey's referendum. International observers slam the vote for its alleged lack of transparency, but the 'yes' camp hails the...

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