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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 : 2010-03-22

Health Care Reform: "Yes We Did!"

In today’s international press review, we focus on Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform.

The House of Representatives gave final approval to Obama’s sweeping healthcare reform.

“Yes we did it”, says the Washington Post. It’s an “incontestable” proof that the United States has changed and that millions of citizens will no longer live without basic health coverage.

 For the Los Angeles Times, this reform remains controversial. Some people say that all they ended up with was a trillion dollar bill, and more politics than good policy.

In other news, the French press is celebrating the Socialist’ victory in Sunday’s regional election. The left wing newspaper Libération and the communist newspaper L’Humanité both illustrate Sarkozy’s defeat with some striking front pages.

 The French regional elections were also covered in the international press, including the American Monthly Review.

The Huffington Post talks about a “rough road ahead” for the French leader. According to the blog, his defeat could affect the outcome of the next presidential election, scheduled in 2012.

Meanwhile, the British newspaper The Guardian reports about the deaths of two Palestinian teenagers, shot dead in the West Bank over the week-end.
According to the article, the boys were shot by Israeli troops who deny the allegation.

And finally, the China Daily focuses on the worst sand storm to his the country in over a year.

 

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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