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Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

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Latest update : 2018-02-13

Media banned at Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi's trial

17-year-old Ahed Tamimi's military trial began today in a highly politicised case where the Palestinian girl is charged with provoking and intimidating Israeli soldiers. She has been in prison for over a month and has become a poster child for the Palestinian cause, with many Israelis arguing she was manipulated by her entourage. Amnesty International and other NGOs are calling for the teenager to be released in line with the Geneva Convention on the Rights of the Child.

By James CREEDON

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2018-06-19 James CREEDON

Trump's anti-Merkel Twitter tirade

As discontent mounts over images showing distressed children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump has launched a second blistering attack on Angela...

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2018-06-18 James CREEDON

Aquarius, refugees and 'Europe's soul'

As the controversy continues over Europe's divided response to the MS Aquarius, we take a look at comment in various European media about a major faultline in European politics:...

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2018-06-15 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Macron likes his china fancy

Emmanuel Macron is believed to have bought half a million euros worth of china for the Élysée Palace. That's ten times the figure given by the government, and it comes just days...

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2018-06-14 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

World Cup fever

The World Cup has kicked off in Russia. In this edition of MediaWatch, we talk about Robbie Williams' opening performance (and that middle finger!), the fashion sense of...

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2018-06-13 Shona BHATTACHARYYA

Aquarius: Using migrants as political pawns

The spat between France and Italy over the Aquarius boat is making waves on the internet, with cartoonists depicting the boat and its occupants as pawns being used in the...

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