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Christine Lagarde in a mock-up 'I Love Sarkozy' T-Shirt, Brazil's protests, and a grumpy G8

A photo-shopped picture of IMF Managing-Director Christine Lagarde shows her in an 'I Love Nicolas Sarkozy' T-Shirt. The joke photo refers to an undated, unsent letter found in Lagarde's Paris flat which is the latest twist in the Tapie Scandal. It has rekindled concerns about Lagarde's role in a state settlement that awarded maverick businessman Bernard Tapie 400 million euros. We look, too, at the role of social media in Brazil's protests. And, at Obama and Putin being grumpy. Join us.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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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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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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2017-04-20 homosexuality

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We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Hollywood's 'far-left' message to French voters

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