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Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

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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 : 2013-11-08

Twitter: 'how lonely people came together to rip each other to shreds'

We look at the Twitter IPO, from "cronut" donuts, to protests, to a new book that is a company history-cum-crime novel. Wired.com describes "Hatching Twitter" as "the story of how lonely people came together to build a product designed to connect them to each other and the world around them - only to rip each other to shreds in order to control that very thing". We also look at a story buzzing in Paris: two restaurants are accused of putting "les moches"(ugly people) at the back, out of sight.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-12-05 French Presidential Elections 2017

Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

The French Prime Minister today announced he will take part in Socialist Party primaries ahead of the Presidential election in May 2017. Many do not think Manuel Valls is in a...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

In tonight's show, we look at reactions to François Hollande's “mic drop” of not running in the 2017 elections and scour rumors about Prime Minister Manuel Valls preparing to run...

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2016-11-30 Donald Trump

Trump/Romney dinner: 'Romney swallowed frogs legs and his pride'

In this edition, we look at how Donald Trump plans to manage his business conflicts of interest when he becomes president. Meanwhile, Twitter is aflutter with hilarious memes...

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2016-11-29 Brazil

#Chapecoense plane crash: Tears, tributes to Brazilian team

MediaWatch looks at how the world has reacted to the tragic loss of Brazilian football team Chapecoense in a plane crash. Tributes, painful memories and images of loss are...

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2016-11-28 François Fillon

Fillon's next challenge

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to François Fillon's triumph in the French conservative primary and what challenges now lie ahead for him. Plus, after the latest...

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