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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 : 2014-04-07

"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

By Halla MOHIEDDEEN

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2017-06-27 Ségolène Royal

Latest hack sends jitters through cyberspace

We take a look at reactions to a cyberattack affecting Ukraine as well as Russia - with speculation in Ukraine that Russia is, in fact, behind the hack. Elsewhere, Emmanuel...

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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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