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Latest update : 2009-11-03

"Chirac settles the score"

In today’s French press review, we look at Jacques Chirac’s new book, expected to come out on Thursday.

Jacques Chirac “settles the score”, reports Aujourd’hui en France.
 
The newspaper got hold of extracts from Chirac’s memoirs, expected to be published later this week.
 
Chirac “épingle” or “pins down” most heavy weight politicians in France, including the current President Nicolas Sarkozy.
 
Aujourd’hui en France describes the book as a “fight between old men”.
 
 
We also talk about Marie Ndiaye, who won France’s most prestigious literary award. She reportedly is the first black woman to win the Prix Goncourt in France.
 
On other news, French truck drivers warn they will go on strike in mid-December. France Soir reports on the story.
 
 
Le Figaro’s front page covers the “Grand emprunt”, or the public loan. And finally, discover young Nicolas Sarkozy who, according to Le Parisien, featured in an advert at the age of six years old.

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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