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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 : 2017-07-19

Miniskirts make headlines in France and Saudi Arabia (for different reasons)

A Saudi woman has been released without charge after an image of her wearing a miniskirt appeared on social media leading to her arrest. The incident caused an international outrage. Meanwhile, in France, glossy magazines are obsessing over Brigitte Macron's love of the miniskirt and short dresses. We also take a look at some headlines marking Donald Trump's first six months in office.

By James CREEDON

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2018-09-25 MediaWatch

Macron's former bodyguard's gun selfie

The French president's former security aide is back in the headlines. Alexandre Benalla posed for a selfie with a waitress, while pointing a gun he didn't have a licence to...

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2018-09-24 MediaWatch

Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing another accusation of sexual assault. It dates back to his time as a student at Yale. He's called it "a smear, plain and...

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2018-09-21 MediaWatch

Controversial rapper cancels Bataclan concerts

Médine has called off his concerts at the Bataclan in Paris, after months of protests. The controversial rapper - whose lyrics include "let's crucify the secularists" - was due...

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2018-09-20 MediaWatch

Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

Theresa May's Brexit plan sinks without an alternative in Salzburg. Donald Tusk has declared it dead, while the French president has hit out at the "liars" who convinced the...

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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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