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"Eat pork or go hungry" - French schoolchildren feel the effects of the rise of the National Front

Marine Le Pen is back in the headlines after announcing that the National Front will ban pork-free alternative meals in school canteens, in the 11 towns it won in last month's municipal elections. Comparisons are also drawn with Britain's UKIP, who have also seen a surge in support recently, and were afforded further legitimacy after a televised debate with the British deputy prime minister. Finally, some Friday fun as we rate the fashion at Aintree's Ladies Day

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2017-03-27 Alexei Navalny

Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

Media Watch takes a look at reactions to the protests in Russia and jailing of Putin critic, Alexei Navalny. Plus, the high-flying row over leggings. Many are outraged after two...

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

A French presidential debate with few surprises

We take a look at media and social media reactions to the first debate between major candidates in the French presidential election. Also, France's interior minister stands down...

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2017-03-16 Netherlands

What lessons for France after the Dutch election?

What does far-right candidate Geert Wilders’s poor showing in the Dutch elections mean for France, where National Front leader Marine Le Pen is hoping for victory in the...

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