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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 : 2013-02-22

"The Grizz" v Montebourg: the battle of egos

Arnaud Montebourg has entered his third day of a stand off with American CEO Maurice Taylor. France's Industry Minister has exchanged letters with Taylor over a tyre factory that the CEO was asked to take over. The spat has descended into insults and cultural stereotypes. Also, a 104-year-old woman has a falling out with Facebook and 101-year-old man runs his last ever marathon!

By James CREEDON

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2017-09-26 Emmanuel Macron

Macron's E.U. speech at the Sorbonne in online reactions

We take a look at how Europhiles and Europhobes and everything in between reacted to Emmanuel Macron's EU speech at the Sorbonne this Tuesday.

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

Online reactions to Kurdish referendum

We take a look at the online buzz on the Kurdish referendum as well as some analysis pieces in the Turkish, Iranian and Israeli press.

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2017-09-22 Brexit

Dotard: An educational insult

MediaWatch 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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