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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 : 2010-03-30

Heist of the century in Paris?

France Soir leads with the enormous robbery on Paris’s Avenue de l’Opéra, where up to 200 safes in a Crédit Lyonnais bank were emptied. Elsewhere in the papers, there is a lot of analysis of Nicolas Sarkozy’s trip to New York and Washington. These and other stories in today’s French press review. TUESDAY, 30th MARCH, 2010

Le Parisien leads with a controversy surrounding a government trip to Martinique, a French overseas territory. Alain Joyandet and three colleagues flew to the island on a private jet recently, at a cost of €116,500 for the taxpayer. This breaks down to €30,000 per person when an Air France business class return ticket costs €4,000.
France Soir meanwhile leads with the “heist of the century”. A Crédit Lyonnais bank on Avenue de l’Opéra in Paris was broken into with the robbers gaining access to the building from the basement. Between 150 and 200 safes were emptied. The paper compares it to the Spaggiari heist in Nice in 1976 where the criminals got into a bank through the sewers.
Le Monde and Libération provide analysis of relations between Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama in advance of tonight’s dinner between the heads of state at the White House.
Other stories in today’s French papers:
Libération: French company Lagardère faces internal take over.
Le Figaro: A New York restaurant that resembles the stock exchange




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