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Latest update : 2012-12-25

Depardieu, Deneuve, Voltaire, Kant and Gangnam Style

The Daily Mail has pictures of Gérard Depardieu in a wheelchair at Rome airport. He appears to be in pain though no explanation is given. Fellow French acting icon Catherine Deneuve, meanwhile, has rallied to his cause, quoting Voltaire: "I don't agree with his ideas but I will fight to the death so he can express them". Also, the Gangnam Style video on You Tube busts the billion-visit mark.

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2017-08-21 security

Trump: An expensive president to protect

An expensive president: US President Donald Trump has used up all the Congress-mandated money for secret service to protect him until the end of the year - and we're only in...

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2017-08-18 Spain

'Siempre vida Barcelona'

Did the media show images that were too graphic of the Las Ramblas attack? We take a look at this and other questions in the media the day after the deadly attacks in Spain.

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

Trump's 'unprecedented transgression'

Le Monde, along with other media around the world, is leading on Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday where he appeared to "draw a moral equivalence between anti-racist...

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

Donald Trump seems to have attacked the media again by retweeting a meme showing a Trump-labeled train crashing into the CNN logo. The retweet was subsequently deleted. We ask...

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2017-08-10 Donald Trump

Kenya's #GitheriMan: A welcome distraction

Media Watch takes a look at the latest reactions to mounting tension between the US and North Korea. Plus, Kenyans have found a way to distract themselves from concerns over...

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