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Arnie sets green example in Paris

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One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

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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 : 2015-01-26

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss online, pointing to the plight of women in Saudi Arabia. Also in this edition, American Atomic Scientists are saying we are as close to doomsday as we were during the Cold War. Their doomsday clock is now three minutes to midnight. Yikes. Join us for MediaWatch while you can.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-12-12 climate change

Arnie sets green example in Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at who stole the show at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Arnold Schwarzenegger took to the streets of the French capital on a local Velib bike to promote...

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2017-12-11 Jerusalem

Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

MediaWatch looks at the continuing repercussions of Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu's bid to get the EU to follow suit has...

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2017-12-07 Senate (USA)

US Senator Franken bows out with bitterness

MediaWatch looks at the latest public figure to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. US Senator Al Franken has announced he will resign after seven women have accused him of...

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2017-12-06 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday bids adieu

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the death of French rock legend, Johnny Hallyday. More than 100 million albums sold and a career spanning almost six decades, yet his success...

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2017-12-01 Michael Flynn

Flynn to ‘flip’ on Trump over FBI lies

MediaWatch looks at the frenzied response to the latest twist in the investigation into links between Donald Trump's administration and Russia. Former National Security Advisor...

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