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Paris pollution: 'What are we waiting for?'

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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.

Latest update : 2010-01-21

Interview with Haitian President in Le Monde

René Préval says he is back in control of the country and supports the implication of the American military in the rescue effort after the earthquake. This and other stories in today's French press review.

René Préval spoke to Le Monde yesterday, saying he is back in control of Haiti. He speaks about the difficulties logistically in bringing his ministers together after the earthquake. Immediately after it struck, he tried to contact them by phone but lines were down. He could not bring everyone together because of the devastation wreaked on roads and transport generally. Asked about concerns regarding the country’s sovereignty after images of an American helicopter landing on the lawn of the Presidential Palace appeared in the world’s media yesterday, he insisted it was the only place in the centre of the capital where the helicopter could land and if the lawn of the executive building could be used for the humanitarian effort, then it was justified.

Other stories covered in today’s French papers:

Libération: Claude Guéant, one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s chief advisors is under the spotlight. Does this man who has never been elected hold too much power?

La Croix: An annual poll carried out by La Croix and TNS pollsters examines what stories were given too much coverage in the media in the past year and what stories were not covered enough.

Libération: Housekeeping lessons for men

 

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2016-12-08 Paris

Paris pollution: 'What are we waiting for?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: France is facing its worst pollution spike in years, as Paris and other cities are cloaked in smog. La Croix asks "What are we waiting for?" amid...

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2016-12-08 Donald Trump

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: Donald Trump has been named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine. It's a controversial pick, but The Independent reminds us that far more...

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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