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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 : 2014-05-02

May Day in the media

The French media debate the cost to GDP of bank holidays. Also, the potentially devastating consequences of being over-worked: we take a look at some stories. Finally, a National Front rally is interrupted by Femen protesters, leading to a bizarre exchange between one of their politicians and Femen on Twitter.

By James CREEDON

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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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