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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-04-07

In search of a “French hero”

A mysterious Frenchman helped save a 2-year-old girl in New York earlier this week before fleeing the scene of his heroism in a taxi. The family of the little girl want to track him down to thank him in person. This and other stories in today’s French papers. WEDNESDAY, 7th APRIL, 2010

France struck by strikes, again… The Burgandy-based Le Bien Public as well as Le Parisien lead with the SNCF’s third strike since January. Guillaume Pépy, the head of the SNCF, is being pitted against union leader Dider le Reste and both men are profiled in Le Parisien.
 
Le Figaro leads with international news – the UK elections and Obama’s promise to limit use of nuclear weapons. Based on declarations the US President made on Monday, the US will henceforth ban the use of nuclear arms against countries that themselves do not possess them. Iran and North Korea are to remain outside the remit of this new doctrine. “Obama is continuing his idealistic crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons,  a crusade with many obstacles,” says the paper’s editorial
 
In Libération, we learn that Nespresso’s monopoly over coffee capsules for its elite brand has ended. “The little Clooney capsules are cloned,” says the paper. From now on, you’ll be able to buy capsules produced by competitors that work on the Nespresso machine. Another advantage – they’re available at your local supermarket and not just at Nespresso stores.
 
Le Parisien covers the mystery of a Frenchman who disappeared into the sunset having helped save a drowning 2-year-old in New York’s East River. The enigmatic Frenchie dived in after the little girl and helped the child’s father bring her to safety.
 
Finally, l’Equipe covers tonight’s quarter final of the Champions League with two French sides fighting it out to stay in the championship. Bordeaux lost out to Lyon in the first leg of the playoff on the 30th March.

By James CREEDON

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