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Latest update : 2013-11-25

French minister speaks out about her cancer

The French Junior Minister for the Family, Dominique Bertinotti, gives an interview to 'Le Monde' saying she's been getting treatment for cancer since last March. Not even the prime minister knew, although she had informed François Hollande. We took a look at the transparency of French politicians regarding their health - with notable instances of a lack of transparency for past presidents. We finish with a viral video for Volvo trucks featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

By James CREEDON

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2017-06-27 Ségolène Royal

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2017-06-26 Donald Trump

20 years of Harry Potter

Media Watch takes a look at the much-anticipated meeting between the Indian Prime Minister and US President. Some have been predicting a political "bromance", others a battle of...

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2017-06-23 Donald Trump

Depp plumbs depths of bad taste

MediaWatch assesses reaction to Johnny Depp's ill-advised and ill-timed joke at the UK's Glastonbury festival. Depp is facing criticism, from Trump supporters and critics alike,...

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2017-06-22 eurozone

Brexit opens door for Macron to push for greater European integration

"Leaders are ready to listen to Europhile new president as they seek to shore up stability," says The Financial Times while Politico.eu points out that Brexit is, in some ways,...

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2017-06-21 France

Handling the heatwave

Several news stories look at the difficulties of wearing a uniform to work in the middle of a heatwave. Some unorthodox solutions were found by various employees in France and...

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