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Breakthrough In Pyongyang? Kim promises to visit Seoul and dismantle nuclear sites

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

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Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

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

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IN THE PRESS

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

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Polar explorer Sebastian Copeland on the 'urgency' of climate change awareness

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US-China trade war deepens as Beijing calls for global support

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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Maduro: Let them eat steak

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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 : 2015-01-26

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss online, pointing to the plight of women in Saudi Arabia. Also in this edition, American Atomic Scientists are saying we are as close to doomsday as we were during the Cold War. Their doomsday clock is now three minutes to midnight. Yikes. Join us for MediaWatch while you can.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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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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