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Latest update : 2012-12-20

In Algeria, Hollande's tie askew... again

We look at online buzz around Hollande's Algeria trip, including his refusal to "repent" for the Algerian War... and his tie being askew AGAIN! Also, some unhelpful support for Gérard Depardieu: Brigitte Bardot as well as cult leader Raël. Finally, does the Elysée website have a hidden message about the end of the world?

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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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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