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Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

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Shaking up the workplace: How employers face the challenge of automation

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Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

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Alibaba founder rolls back on pledge to create 1m US jobs

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Controversial or creative? Chef gets lobsters high before boiling them so they don't suffer

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Breakthrough in Pyongyang? Kim promises to visit Seoul, dismantle nuclear sites

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Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

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Film show: 'The Sisters Brothers' and 'Leave No Trace'

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Stormy Daniels's X-rated book attacks Trump's presidency - and manhood

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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 : 2014-04-07

"Eat pork or go hungry" - French schoolchildren feel the effects of the rise of the National Front

Marine Le Pen is back in the headlines after announcing that the National Front will ban pork-free alternative meals in school canteens, in the 11 towns it won in last month's municipal elections. Comparisons are also drawn with Britain's UKIP, who have also seen a surge in support recently, and were afforded further legitimacy after a televised debate with the British deputy prime minister. Finally, some Friday fun as we rate the fashion at Aintree's Ladies Day

By Halla MOHIEDDEEN

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2018-09-18 MediaWatch

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Videos of the Venezuelan president feasting at a celebrity chef's restaurant have caused widespread anger. With much of the country struggling to find food, Nicolas Maduro...

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2018-09-14 MediaWatch

Trump: Puerto Rico hurricane toll 'is a Democratic plot to make me look bad'

In today's MediaWatch, Nadia Massih takes us through Donald Trump's latest tweetstorm, described by CNN as "patently false". Also, on the day that RT published an interview with...

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2018-09-12 MediaWatch

Will Europe's copyright plans change the internet?

There's panic on the world wide web as the European Parliament backs a plan to make sweeping changes to copyright law. Could it spell the end of GIFs and memes, some of the...

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2018-09-11 MediaWatch

9/11 and the presidential fist pump

There's been criticism of the US president for his way of marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which included angry tweets and a double fist pump ahead of a...

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2018-09-10 MediaWatch

Serena Williams: Punishment or prejudice?

The controversy over Serena Williams' US Open performance - and punishment - is still sharply dividing opinion. Many have come out in support, others have criticised, while some...

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