Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Malawi: HIV-infected man paid to have sex with girls arrested

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Meet Omar, the 10-year-old chef who became a social media star

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gigantic snails are a delicacy in Ivory Coast

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

La vie en gris: The story behind France's famed rooftops

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Olympic refugee team goes for gold

Read more

FOCUS

Taiwan's nuclear dumping ground

Read more

ENCORE!

Greece: Creativity in a time of crisis

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

French growth grinds to a halt over strikes

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Norway will 'move mountains' for Nordic neighbour Finland

Read more

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2009-12-18

Sarkozy’s grandstanding at Copenhagen gets mixed reaction

FRENCH PRESS REVIEW: Nicolas Sarkozy made a passionate plea yesterday at the Copenhagen summit for countries to make the necessary comprise to strike a deal.

“Save Copenhagen,” pleads the front page of left-leaning Libération. As the summit draws to a close, “we’re nowhere near an ambitious agreement,” says the paper.

Inside it is somewhat critical of Nicolas Sarkozy’s tough stance at the summit yesterday, calling it a “perilous solo act” and comparing the French President to Zorro. “He has made numerous announcements and propositions but remains somewhat isolated at the negotations,” Libération notes.

Indeed, the summit has seen the U.S. and China dominate discussions. One European negotiator remarked, ““No one is talking about France expect France which is talking about itself.”

The right-leaning paper Le Figaro is more positive regarding Sarkozy’s tough talk, saying he was right to increase pressure on leaders in order to save the summit from failure. With the Danish finding it difficult to coordinate negotiations, Sarkozy saw the need for a strongly-worded appeal to be made, according to the paper.

Other articles in today’s French papers:

L’Humanité
The climate is not worth as much as their banks

Le Monde
An article about how Sarkozy knows the importance of publicizing his diplomatic efforts. “Know-how is useless unless you make it known.”

Various regional papers cover the heavy snowfall yesterday in France:

Echos de la Haute Vienne
L’Est-éclair
La Nouvelle République

Le Parisien
The doctor who operated on French rocker Johnny Hallyday has struck back at the singer’s promoter who accused the surgeon of having “massacred” the French singing legend during a November operation. Dr. Delajoux is filing a defamation suit against Jean-Claude Camus for his remarks.

Liberation
Pet cemetery to the north of Paris is 110 years old. It dates back to the Belle-Epoch and has many touching headstones showing the bond between master and pet.
Some inscriptions:
“To our darling and great joy, a little heart wrapped in fur.”
“To Baby, 1916-1920”
 

By James CREEDON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-07-29 Norway

Norway will 'move mountains' for Nordic neighbour Finland

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, July 29: Some viewers have reacted very emotionally to Hillary Clinton's speech as she was formally nominated as the Democratic presidential...

Read more

2016-07-29 France

French media ban on naming jihadists: 'Good intention, bad result'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, July 29: How did the two terrorists behind the priest killing on Wednesday get radicalized so quickly? That's what the French press are asking. It...

Read more

2016-07-28 Turkey

Turkey: 'Once upon a time, there was a democracy'

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, July 28: German magazine Der Spiegel wonders if this is the end of democracy after the Turkish government's decision to shut down numerous...

Read more

2016-07-28 Catholic Church

Priest attack: 'After the shock, now come the questions'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, July 28: After the brutal killing of a priest by two attackers, the French media say now is the time for questions. La Croix and L'Humanité are...

Read more

2016-07-27 France

France priest terror attack: Is Europe helpless?

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Wednesday, July 27: The attack on a French priest has made headlines around the world, especially as France's efforts on security are once more...

Read more