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Latest update : 2013-11-29

Putin is always late

Vladimir Putin is always late, as several media point out today. The latest person he delayed was Pope Francis, who had to wait 50 minutes for the Russian President. The Finnish premier once had to wait two hours, while former Ukrainian premier Yulia Timoshenko was kept waiting for three hours! First though, tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Kiev's bid for rapprochement with the EU have got web users reacting. We finish with Italian coverage of Berlusconi's expulsion from the Senate.

By James CREEDON

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2018-06-19 James CREEDON

Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

As discontent mounts over images showing distressed children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump has launched a second blistering attack on Angela...

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2018-06-18 James CREEDON

Aquarius, refugees and 'Europe's soul'

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2018-06-15 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

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2018-06-14 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

World Cup fever

The World Cup has kicked off in Russia. In this edition of MediaWatch, we talk about Robbie Williams' opening performance (and that middle finger!), the fashion sense of...

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2018-06-13 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Aquarius: Using migrants as political pawns

The spat between France and Italy over the Aquarius boat is making waves on the internet, with cartoonists depicting the boat and its occupants as pawns being used in the...

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