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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-04-15

Paris quays to be pedestrianised

Libération lets lose with witty word play at the expense of the English ahead of Britain’s first electoral debate tonight while La Croix and Le Figaro analyse plans to pedestrianise a large stretch of the quays in central Paris. Also could Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo stand for the 2012 Presidential election? THURSDAY, 15th APRIL 2010

 
Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Could Britain swing to the right (side of the road)?: Libération
 
Two men in the British arena (or in the British Queen?): Libération
 
The parts in brackets in the above headlines are translations of wordplay in Libération’s headlines this morning. (Ha, ha!)
 
Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg – the great unknown: Libération
 
Could Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo stand for the Presidential elections in 2012 in a bid to boost Sarkozy’s changes in the second round of the election? A complicated political plot such as this may be hatched in order to save Sarkozy’s chances of re-election: Le Figaro
 
Ségolène Royal is defending those whose houses are to be demolished in the aftermath of Storm Xynthia. The Government insists 1,500 houses in flood plains must be razed. Ségolène Royal does not agree (surprise, surprise): France Soir

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