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Brexit: 'The end isn't nigh'

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Uighurs and Kazakhs held in re-education camps in China

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Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

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Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

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Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

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Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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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 : 2016-11-21

France's Primary Surprise

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the surprise first-round result of the first conservative primary here in France. Cartoonists lampoon former president Nicolas Sarkozy, while the rest of the world asks: "Who is François Fillon?" And could he beat National Front leader Marine Le Pen in next year's presidential elections?

By Emma JAMES

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2018-10-17 MediaWatch

Brexit: 'The end isn't nigh'

The Brexit talks look set to continue between the UK and the EU - we take a look at cartoons, social media and the press reactions.

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2018-10-16 MediaWatch

Reshuffle and a televised act of contrition for Macron

It took weeks but the moment did eventually come – French President Emmanuel Macron's long-awaited cabinet reshuffle was announced this morning. It was followed this evening by a...

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2018-10-15 MediaWatch

Fatal flooding in France

Three months' worth of rain, in just a few hours, led to deadly flooding in the south of France. Residents have captured scenes of deluge and destruction. Plus, Saudi Arabia says...

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2018-10-12 MediaWatch

Royal wedding fatigue?

Emmanuel Macron dusts off his dancing shoes at the Francophonie summit. The French president and his wife Brigitte seemed to enjoy their traditional Armenian experience. Plus,...

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2018-10-11 MediaWatch

Mbappé: Time's humble cover star

The Francophonie summit is underway, amid controversy. Rwanda's Foreign Minister is expected to become the club of French-speaking nations' new Secretary-General. But some say...

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