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How corruption has damaged Armenia's environment

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EU ombudsman: 'Just raising an issue can be sufficient to change things'

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Trouble in the eurozone: New Italian government puts pressure on establishment

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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 : 2014-04-21

Presidential adviser resigns over 'shoe-shine scandal'

One of French President François Hollande's closest advisers resigns over a so-called "shoe-shine scandal" - we take a look at the details of an embarrassing story of excess and decadence for a left-wing government.

By James CREEDON

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2018-06-18 migrants

'Aquarius', refugees and 'Europe's soul'

As the controversy continues over Europe's divided response to the MS Aquarius, we take a look at comment in various European media about a major faultline in European politics:...

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2018-06-15 Emmanuel Macron

Macron likes his china fancy

Emmanuel Macron is believed to have bought half a million euros worth of china for the Élysée Palace. That's ten times the figure given by the government, and it comes just days...

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2018-06-14 World Cup 2018

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 migrants

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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2018-06-12 Donald Trump

'The bromance of the century'

We take a look at comment, reactions and cartoons in the aftermath of the Trump-Kim Singapore summit.

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