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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 : 2012-12-25

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.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Calais, a no-man's land for migrants

MediaWatch looks at how the French president's stance on immigration is being viewed. Emmanuel Macron's visit to Calais has put the issue firmly in the spotlight. Some say he's...

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

MediaWatch takes a look at Catherine Deneuve's apology to victims of sexual assault, in the wake of last week's open letter defending men's right to pester women. She wants to...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

A storm in a sh*thole?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the latest vulgar comments allegedly made by the US president. Donald Trump has now denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African...

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2018-01-11 Emmanuel Macron

Controversy over magazine cover on Macron's toughening of immigration policy

French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur is being both pilloried and lauded for a striking cover showing the French president surrounded by barbed wire with the headline: "Welcome to...

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2018-01-10 sexual assault

Op-ed denouncing #MeToo 'puritanism' slammed by feminists

Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an op-ed lamenting the "excesses" of the #MeToo movement, which in France is better known by the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc...

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