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Iran: "La révolte gronde"

In today’s French press review, we focus on the anti-government protests in Iran.

 

This Christmas’ terror threat has made the front pages of several French newspapers, including France Soir and Libération.
 
A 23 year old Nigerian student tried to blow a plane, as he was flying from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas day. He was stopped by other passengers and crew members.
 
Libération talks about the “revival of America’s fears” and wonders what pushed an educated man, into becoming an alleged terrorist.
 
Aujourd’hui en France interviewed a French security expert called Charles de Courson. He says the body scans currently used in airports are “useless”.
 
Meanwhile, Le Figaro reports about anti-government protests in Iran. “Ahmadinejad’s police fires on opponents” reads the title. Several protested are believed to have died on Sunday and hundreds more were arrested.
 
In other news, Le Figaro talks about the French rock star Johnny Hallyday, whose health deteriorated a few weeks ago. The newspaper focuses on Hallyday’s financial situation.
 
And finally Aujourd’hui en France writes about a village in Southwestern France, where a dozen street names are about to change. Many locals are against the Mayor’s decision.
 
 

 

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