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Latest update : 2013-05-13

Bob Dylan and the Legion of Honour

He has already been awarded the President's Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama, but France seems to be doubting whether Bob Dylan deserves the Legion of Honour. Also, a French anti-racism group sues a national bank, seeking the return of money Haiti paid for the abolition of slavery in 1825. Finally, Mao Zedong's wealthy granddaughter, plus historical figures reimagined for today.

By James CREEDON

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

MediaWatch takes a look at Catherine Deneuve's apology to victims of sexual assault, in the wake of last week's open letter defending men's right to pester women. She wants to...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

A storm in a sh*thole?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the latest vulgar comments allegedly made by the US president. Donald Trump has now denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African...

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2018-01-11 Emmanuel Macron

Controversy over magazine cover on Macron's toughening of immigration policy

French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur is being both pilloried and lauded for a striking cover showing the French president surrounded by barbed wire with the headline: "Welcome to...

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2018-01-10 sexual assault

Op-ed denouncing #MeToo 'puritanism' slammed by feminists

Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an op-ed lamenting the "excesses" of the #MeToo movement, which in France is better known by the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc...

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2018-01-09 China

Macron's 'horse diplomacy' in China

Emmanuel Macron has offered Xi Jinping a thoroughbred French racehorse, inspired by China's so-called "panda diplomacy" where Beijing frequently gifts panda bears as a diplomatic...

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