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Latest update : 2009-12-14

Italy: “Bloody Berlusconi”

In today’s French press review, we talk about Sunday’s attack on Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister was hospitalized with a broken nose and two smashed teeth.

 

Il Cavaliere is on the front page of many French newspapers today, including France Soir, Le Figaro and Libération.

 

 
The Italian Prime Minister was hospitalized last night, after a man threw a miniature monument at his face.
 
The incident has gone viral on the web. Thousands of people are making fun of Berlusconi on the internet, says Métro.
 
Only four hours after the attack, video games emerged online, where people can hit Berlusconi with small statues.

According to La République du Centre, images of a bloody Berlusconi could work in his favour, encouraging Italians to take pity on him.
 
 
Meanwhile, Le Figaro sums up the past decade. Ten years ago, France put into place a measure called “Les 35 heures”, where the French would only work 35 hours a week. 
 
Libération focuses on Nicolas Sarkozy’s popularity rate following the economic crisis. The French president is also on the front page of Aujourd’hui en France.
 
And finally, South Western France is looking for a missing kangaroo called Eora.

 

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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