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Latest update : 2012-12-27

France's 'thugs and hoodlums are happy'

Is it a genuine bid for transparency or PR to beef up his reputation as tough on crime - or a bit of both? French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has decided to announce the number of vehicles burned in France during the year. He'll do so on New Year's Eve. His predecessors chose not to do that because, they argued, it minimised the chances of outbreaks of gang violence, especially on New Year's Eve itself.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-02-05 Julian Assange

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions, both analytical and witty, to the UN Working Group's finding that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained". Assange's supporters...

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2016-02-04 France

#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the...

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2016-02-03 UK

#Brexit or #UKinEU?

The British press slams David Cameron for his attempts to forge a deal with the EU ahead of an "in" or "out" referendum regarding Britain’s membership of the economic and...

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2016-02-03 BREXIT

#Brexit: Cameron slammed in British press over EU deal

#Brexit or #UKinEU? It's not just a battle of the hashtags but a battle of ideals, wills and political visions. We take a look at the debate in the British press.

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2016-02-02 rugby

Iowa causus buzz from Trump getting 'Cruz-ified' to #FeelTheBern

We take a look at all the online buzz in the aftermath of the Iowa causus. Also, a rugby match warm-up goes wrong - a video showing the dramatic results goes viral in France.

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