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Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

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Civil rights leader Al Sharpton says Trump 'channels' racism

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Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

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Must it come down? Market analysts bracing for correction

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Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

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California: When your home is reduced to ashes

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Latest update : 2016-08-05

Orlando Bloom leaves his burkini at home

A day of contrasts on French social media! A "burkini day" at a French waterpark causes controversy - we take a look at the political reactions. Meanwhile, Orlando Bloom trends on Twitter after being photographed swimming in the nip while on holidays in Italy.

By James CREEDON

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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 suspending Catalonia's autonomy. Also, does Melania Trump have a 'stunt double'?!

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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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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

MediaWatch takes a look at two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - that illustrate the full extent of sexual harassment against women in the workplace...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

#RoseArmy: Twitter faces backlash for suspending account of Weinstein critic

We look at reactions to rapper Eminem's epic diss of President Donald Trump in a freestyle rap. Meanwhile, the Harvey Weinstein scandal deepens as New York police reopen an...

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