Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Deadly attack on U.N. base in northern Mali

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The Pope meets the Patriarch

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The Pope meets the Russian Patriarch

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump and Bern: outsiders win big in New Hampshire (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Recycle and spin: Hollande includes greens in new cabinet (part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

Read more

REVISITED

Video: 40 years on, Franco's ghost still haunts Spain

Read more

#TECH 24

'Life as a cyborg' with Angel Giuffria

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Can love finally beat the caste system in Senegal?

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 : 2010-01-29

French and British scientists disagree over fabled G-spot

JD Salinger’s photo is as omnipresent on British front pages as Dominique de Villepin’s is in the French papers. Obituaries for the deceased author sing his praises. We also look at the an article by Nick Clegg of the British Liberal Democrats which is critical of Tony Blair’s “illegal invasion” of Iraq and finally examine a difference of opinion between British and French academics over…the existence of the G-spot!

“There are a handful of subjects such as cricket, the weather and the art of downing pints on which the French deign to allow the English a degree of authority. Sex is not one of them”, says the Guardian’s Lizzie Davies in Paris.

Three weeks after scientists at King’s College London declared that the elusive G-spot may be a myth. Yesterday in Paris, a group of gynecologists gathered to launch a counter-attack.

The French scientists insisted the fabled erogenous zone did exist in many women – around 60% according to Sylvain Mimoun, the conference organizer.

Mimoum said, “I think the Protestant, liberal, Anglo-Saxon character means you are very pragmatic. There has to be a gene for everything.
I think this is totalitarian.”

Other stories in today’s international papers:

International Herald Tribune: “Setback for Sarkozy as bitter rival is acquitted”

International Herald Tribune: “TV unfairly tarnishes Italy, Berlusconi says”

Liberté (Algeria): Algeria “victim of a plot” in Egypt-Algeria match

The Independent: “At last here was an author who spoke the way people spoke”

The Daily Telegraph: “The US is our ally, but we are not its servant” (Nick Clegg)
 

By James CREEDON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-02-12 Syria

'So it turns out Einstein was right all along'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 12.02.16: There are mixed reactions in the press today to crunch peace talks in Munich. World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of...

Read more

2016-02-12 François Hollande

'Mister DIY'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 12.02.16: French papers react to yesterday’s government reshuffle, the third of François Hollande’s presidency. Most French papers are not impressed and...

Read more

2016-02-11 Donald Trump

South Carolina primary looks to be 'bare knuckle brawl'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 11.02.16: As the dust settles on New Hampshire, Republicans are hoping the South Carolina primary brings some clarity to the race. The New York...

Read more

2016-02-11 François Hollande

First hurdle cleared in bid to amend French constitution

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 11.02.16: The focus is on French politics, with President François Hollande set to announce a government reshuffle of ministerial posts. Le Figaro reports...

Read more

2016-02-10 Syria

The stolen youth of refugee minors

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 10.02.16: Le Monde features a heartbreaking report on the fate of young refugees often left to fend for themselves and prey to human traffickers....

Read more