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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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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

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