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Macron-Putin: "a frank exchange"

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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Mending Strained Ties: French President Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 1)

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British Airways IT debacle could cost the airline big

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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2013-04-10

The face of homophobia

A vicious assault on the streets of Paris has given a face to homophobia. Wilfred de Bruijn was badly beaten up last weekend simply for holding his boyfriend's arm, this in the midst of an increasingly radical and violent movement against gay marriage. He posted a photo of his swollen face on Facebook and within 24 hours it had spread like wildfire across the media. Could Wilfred's face provide the focus for a backlash?

By James CREEDON

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2017-05-29 Emmanuel Macron

Macron-Putin: "a frank exchange"

Media Watch takes a look at Emmanuel Macron's first meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Many were watching the handshake with interest, others the strong words...

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2017-05-26 Donald Trump

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

MediaWatch delves into the diplomatic spats arising from Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO HQ in Brussels. Meanwhile, in the US, the Republican candidate - who allegedly assaulted...

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2017-05-25 Donald Trump

Trump's Handshake Showdown

MediaWatch takes a look at the battle of the handshakes that took place in Brussels today. French President Emmanuel Macron set out to prove he's no pushover during his first...

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2017-05-24 Donald Trump

A frosty Vatican reception?

We cast an eye over reactions to Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with the Pope. But first, we take a look at the UK's stoic - and even comedic - attitude as the country's...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester, United

MediaWatch takes a look at the many reactions online to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. For many, it seems the Mancunian spirit will overcome evil and division. But as...

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