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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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2017-04-28 French Presidential Elections 2017

French Election: Abstention, Anger & Apathy

Media Watch takes a look at the battle against voter apathy in France, ahead of the second - and decisive - round of the presidential election. Far-left firebrand, Jean-Luc...

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

Trump's first 100 days, Simpsons style

MediaWatch looks at how Donald Trump's first 100 days are being assessed - in the media, online and in The Simpsons! Plus, French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron takes his...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: Posters and political spin

MediaWatch looks at the French factory visit that put Emmanuel Macron through the political spin cycle. His presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, beat him to the site in Amiens to...

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2017-04-25 France

Honouring slain policeman Xavier Jugelé

MediaWatch pays tribute to the French policeman killed in last week's terror attack, Xavier Jugelé. His partner gave a heart-rending address at a national memorial ceremony, with...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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