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Was Tanzanian billionaire's kidnapping 'a political warning'?

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OAS chief urges ICC to open formal probe into Venezuela crimes

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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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Who is still going to Saudi Arabia's investment conference?

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Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in US midterms

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The Nativist: Trump warns of migrant 'emergency' ahead of midterms

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Prominent Iraqi women in danger

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Music show: SLAP!, Boy George and Culture Club, plus Nao

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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 : 2018-01-09

Macron's 'horse diplomacy' in China

Emmanuel Macron has offered Xi Jinping a thoroughbred French racehorse, inspired by China's so-called "panda diplomacy" where Beijing frequently gifts panda bears as a diplomatic gesture. We look at this and other symbolic aspects of the French president's trip to China.

By James CREEDON

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2018-10-19 MediaWatch

Music stars, French art and a dead cat's renaissance

Left-wing politician Jean-Luc Melenchon gets an online roasting for mocking the accent of a reporter from south-western France. The MP for Marseille - in the south-east -...

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2018-10-18 MediaWatch

India's #MeToo moment

We take a look at some opinion pieces reacting to India's #MeToo movement, its consequences and its obstacles.

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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 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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