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Madrid takes control of Catalan public broadcaster

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Seoul: 'Time running out to prevent a nuclear N. Korea'

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City power: The growing clout of big urban areas

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Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered?

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Music show: To 'Joon Moon' and back

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Japan's stocks on record winning streak after Abe's election victory

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The pine cone line: A train ride through rural Provence

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David McAllister: 'EU involvement in Catalonia could set a precedent'

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Glyphosate: Should the EU re-authorise the weedkiller chemical?

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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2017-10-05

Macron stirs up trouble

MediaWatch takes a look at an unusual turn of phrase for a French president. Emmanuel Macron said workers, who had protested the threatened closure of their factory, should look for another job and stop "stirring up sh**". He’s been accused of "class contempt" and it's not his first offence.

By Emma JAMES

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2017-10-23 Catalonia

Madrid takes control of Catalan public broadcaster

We take a look at reactions to the controversial choice by the Spanish authorities to seize control of TV3, Catalonia's state TV broadcaster as well as the public radio station....

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2017-10-20 New Zealand

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

We look at New Zealand's youthful and youngest ever prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, who's joined the growing list of world 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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