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Phelps flops in man v shark challenge

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Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

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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 : 2017-05-10

Satire or sexism?

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. American late night comics had plenty to say about the US president's decision to sack the man investigating his alleged links to Russia. Plus, Charlie Hebdo is being accused of sexism and misogyny over their latest front page, featuring a "pregnant" Brigitte Macron.

By Emma JAMES

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2017-07-24 Turkey

Phelps flops in man v shark challenge

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the trial of 17 Turkish journalists accused of terror offences. Their newspaper, Cumhuriyet, is one of the last remaining independent...

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2017-07-21 White House

Spicer bows out of White House

Media Watch takes a look at reactions to the resignation of beleaguered White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. After months of speculation about his future, "Spicey" stood...

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2017-07-20 Donald Trump

Macron's air force uniform draws Tom Cruise comparisons

It was operation reconciliation this Thursday between Emmanuel Macron and the French armed forces after the top general resigned over budget cuts. The president dressed in an air...

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2017-07-19 Donald Trump

Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

A Saudi woman has been released without charge after an image of her wearing a miniskirt appeared on social media leading to her arrest. The incident caused an international...

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2017-07-18 France

France knocks US off top spot in 'soft power' index

France now leads a global index of "soft power", knocking the United States off the top spot. This is no doubt largely due to the elections of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump....

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