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DAVOS 2017: Has the bubble burst?

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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 : 2013-09-27

#Barillagate

Guido Barilla, head of the Barilla pasta brand, sparks a Twitter storm with anti-gay marriage comments. He apologised as people fumed against him on #boycottbarilla and #barillagate. We look at a professor of literature in Canada who has also backtracked. He had said he wouldn't teach works written by women. Finally, how a small number of Norwegians are gaining from a green subsidy in France for electric cars.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-01-18 Manuel Valls

Online reactions to former French PM Valls being slapped in face

Could Manuel Valls get another "slap in the face" in the upcoming left-wing primary? Is such violence against a public figure ever justifiable? Should the former French prime...

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2017-01-17 Theresa May

Brexit Means Hard Brexit

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the British prime minister's speech outlining her plan for Brexit. Opinion is sharply divided. Some are accusing her of trying to have her...

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2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as president

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will continue to use his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump instead of the official US presidential account @POTUS - we take a look at...

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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