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South African rand tumbles as ruling party backs Zuma

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British Airways flights return to normal after IT failure

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Macron and Putin hold 'a frank exchange'

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Mending Strained Ties: Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 2)

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Mending Strained Ties: Macron hosts Putin at Versailles Palace (part 1)

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square', Sofia Coppola and Joaquin Phoenix take top prizes

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THE OBSERVERS

The violinist of Venezuela's protests; and France's dying bees

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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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THE DEBATE

Let's talk Africa-Asia partnerships (part 2)

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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 : 2017-05-18

Short 'reprieve' on social media ban ahead of Iran's election

We look at the impact of social media among candidates and electors on the eve of Iran's presidential election. We also look at reactions to the deaths of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Finally, a WWII American GI gets his bracelet back - 73 years after he lost it in battle!

By Dheepthika LAURENT

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2017-05-29 Emmanuel Macron

Macron and Putin hold 'a frank exchange'

MediaWatch takes a look at French President Emmanuel Macron's first meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Many were watching the handshake with interest, others...

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2017-05-26 Donald Trump

Bad diplomacy, brawls & bromance

MediaWatch delves into the diplomatic spats arising from Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO HQ in Brussels. Meanwhile, in the US, the Republican candidate - who allegedly assaulted...

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2017-05-25 Donald Trump

Trump's Handshake Showdown

MediaWatch takes a look at the battle of the handshakes that took place in Brussels today. French President Emmanuel Macron set out to prove he's no pushover during his first...

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2017-05-24 Donald Trump

A frosty Vatican reception?

We cast an eye over reactions to Donald Trump's much-anticipated meeting with the Pope. But first, we take a look at the UK's stoic - and even comedic - attitude as the country's...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester, United

MediaWatch takes a look at the many reactions online to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. For many, it seems the Mancunian spirit will overcome evil and division. But as...

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