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Latest update : 2013-01-25

Florence Cassez: a hero's welcome

Held in Mexico for 7 years on kidnapping charges, Frenchwoman Florence Cassez returned to Paris today to a hero's welcome. Online, many Mexicans express their scepticism and anger over her release. In France, the reaction is largely positive. Also, El Pais is fooled by fake footage of Hugo Chavez and Portuguese media are taken in by a fake economist!

By James CREEDON

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2015-01-26 Syriza party

Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

We take a look at online reactions to the victory of far-left party Syriza in Greek elections. Also, world leaders such as Christine Lagarde and David Cameron are pilloried...

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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2015-01-22 apartheid

Sarkozy criticises Valls for use of term 'social apartheid'

On Tuesday, the French Prime Minister said the country's recent terrorist attacks exposed a "geographical, social and ethnic apartheid" in the society. Nicolas Sarkozy called the...

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2015-01-21 apartheid

'Apartheid' in France: Valls's words cause controversy

First up in this evening's Mediawatch, we look at reaction to the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" to describe French social and ethnic divisions....

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2015-01-20 Anne Hidalgo

Pope says Catholics shouldn't 'breed like rabbits'

We take a look at reactions to Pope Francis's remarks on Catholic family planning. Also, a drone flies over the Elysée Palace, sparking security concerns. Finally, the mayor of...

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