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Trierweiler tweet embarrasses Hollande on Mexico visit

Valérie Trierweiler has been quiet since losing her role as France's first lady earlier this year. A tweet from her now is causing a storm as former partner François Hollande visits Mexico. Her tweet draws attention to a custody battle involving Frenchwoman Maude Versini and one of Mexico’s most powerful politicians Arturo Montiel. Trierweiler urges Hollande to act. However, the case is sensitive - Montiel is the Mexican president's uncle.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-10-20 New Zealand

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

In today's show, we look at New Zealand's youthful and youngest ever leader, Jacinda Ardern who's joined the growing list of leaders under 40! In other news, we look at the role...

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2017-10-19 Spain

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

We take a look at reactions to Madrid's decision to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to suspend Catalonia's autonomy - a first in Spanish history. Also,...

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2017-10-18 counter-terrorism

French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

The French parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, and some are saying that it will make France’s state of emergency permanent. We take a look at online and press reactions...

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2017-10-17 Sexual harassment

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

We look at reactions to the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag here in France. Many say it's given women an opportunity to speak out against sexual harassment. Others, however, say naming...

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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

MediaWatch takes a look at two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - that illustrate the full extent of sexual harassment against women in the workplace...

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