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Do Scandals Matter? Fillon, Le Pen cry 'witch-hunt" over corruption probes (part 1)

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America's future strategy in Southeast Asia? Local US allies keen for answers

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Ukraine's illegal mafia-run amber mining; and the street art being destroyed by authorities in Brazil

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South African capital

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White House silence over Kansas bar shooting angers India

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Oscars: Not so white anymore, but very political

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Latest update : 2013-01-03

Fighting hate speech on Twitter: is France showing the way?

Last week, France's Minister of Women's Rights put hate speech on Twitter centre stage, saying the social network should help France apply pre-existing laws banning racist, sexist and homophobic comments. Writing in The Guardian, Jason Farago says "we should follow France's example in restricting bigotry's free expression". Others say this would amount to a dangerous limitation on free speech. Also, an artist refuses the Legion of Honour and one French woman's awful New Year.

By James CREEDON

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2017-02-27 Oscars (Academy Awards)

Monumental mix up at Oscars

We take a look at buzz surrounding the erroneous announcement that "La La Land" had won the Oscar for Best Picture. Also, a round-up of headlines and buzz on the French...

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2017-02-24 Donald Trump

Trump: ‘Fake news’ and unnamed sources

MediaWatch delves into the latest "fake news" accusations of the US President. Donald Trump thinks anonymous sources should not be allowed. He also wrote off the French capital,...

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2017-02-23 police

Students blockade Paris schools to protest suspected police rape

Protests in 16 different schools in and around Paris turned violent in places today, this over an alleged rape by a French police officer of a 22-year-old man named Théo. The...

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2017-02-22 Emmanuel Macron

Bayrou decides to march with Macron

The veteran and maverick have joined forces. François Bayrou, who has been a presidential candidate in every election for the past 15 years, has decided to throw his weight...

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2017-02-21 Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron takes presidential campaign to London

We take a look at coverage of the French presidential campaign going overseas, with centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron campaigning in London while far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen...

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