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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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2017-09-22 Brexit

Dotard: an educational insult

Media Watch takes a look at some angry reactions to the latest speech on Brexit by the UK's prime minister. Many Brexit campaigners say they feel betrayed, while those who dream...

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2017-09-21 Catalan independence

Catalan referendum debacle

We take a look at the headlines and comment on Madrid's standoff with Barcelona regarding October's contested independence referendum.

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2017-09-20 Hassan Rouhani

Rogues aplenty at UN General Assembly

The trading of insults continued today as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani referred to Donald Trump as a "rogue newcomer", following how the US President referred to Iran as a...

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2017-09-19 Emmanuel Macron

Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

Their speeches could not have been more different in tone or approach - Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have made their first addresses to the UN General Assembly. We take a...

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2017-09-18 Emmanuel Macron

All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

Two speeches that are being hotly anticipated at this week's UN General Assembly are the debut addresses of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. We take a look at media coverage....

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