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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2009-10-20

France to meet Ireland in World Cup playoffs

The Irish side is the last obstacle France must face if it is to qualify for next summer’s football World Cup in South Africa. “Les Bleus” will play “Les Verts” on the 14th November in Dublin and on the 18th November in Paris. Ireland is the best sid

There’s electricity in Eire, says France’s leading sports paper, l’Equipe. The Irish side has been selected to meet the French in two key matches on the 14th and 18th November. The paper focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Ireland. The boys in green are a tight knit team with good management under the Italian Giovanni Trapattoni but their defence is weak and only one player – John O’ Shea of Manchester United – plays regularly in the Champions League.


Other stories in today’s French papers.

Le Figaro
The swine flu vaccine will begin today in France amid widespread uncertainty regarding its safety. The paper says its benefits far outway its negatives.

Le Figaro
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Libération
Hospital food bingo! A British journalist posts pictures of the meals he was served in hospital, inviting the readers of his blog to identify what he has to eat.


 

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