Don't miss




Melania’s jacket: What did it mean?

Read more


South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Read more


Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

Read more


Let's become French!

Read more


Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

Read more


Dior trots out Cruise collection at Chantilly stables

Read more


France's Pelagos sanctuary, a haven for whales and dolphins

Read more

#THE 51%

Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

Read more

#TECH 24

Motorsport innovation

Read more


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 : 2010-05-12

Sex scandal: will Ribéry play in the World Cup?

In today’s French press review, we look at the three French footballers who are at the heart of a sex scandal.

The sports newspaper L’Equipe focuses on Franck Ribéry, who has been questioned as a witness, following allegations that a Parisian club hired underage prostitutes.

48 days before the World Cup, the scandal seems to have put further pressure on “les Bleus”.
France Soir wonders if the French coach Raymond Domenech, should fire Ribéry. Despite the alleged affair, Ribéry’s wife Wahiba says she still supports her husband. 
Le Parisien looks at the future of Karim Benzema, who’s also expected to be questioned as a witness in early May.
In the same newspaper, a survey carried out for France 24 and RFI has been published. It shows that Barack Obama is the most popular leader in the world. The French President Nicolas Sarkozy comes fifth according to the poll.
Yet at home, only 35% of the French have a position opinion of Sarkozy. That’s according to the left-wing newspaper Libération.  
And finally, La Presse de la Manche celebrates it’s 20,000th edition.


By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS



2018-06-22 Alison SARGENT

'I really don't care', do we? Melania Trump's coat chaos

Friday, June 22, 2018: The media is baffled by the US first lady's decision to wear a jacket emblazoned with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" while travelling to a child...

Read more

2018-06-21 Dheepthika LAURENT

Burger King pulls ad offering burgers for women impregnated by World Cup stars

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, June 21: We look at searing reactions to Donald Trump's "about-face" on immigration after he signs an executive order ending migrant family separations....

Read more

2018-06-20 Dheepthika LAURENT

Australian female comedian's murder sparks soul-searching about women's safety

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, June 20: We look at reactions from the papers after the US pulls out of the UN human rights body. Also, is Turkey suffering from Erdogan exhaustion?...

Read more

2018-06-19 Dheepthika LAURENT

'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, June 19: There's outrage from both sides of the political spectrum over Donald Trump's migration policy that's seen children separated from their...

Read more

2018-06-18 Dheepthika LAURENT

Celebrations after Mexico's win against Germany prompts 'fan-made' earthquake

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, June 18: We look at reactions in Colombia after the country elects conservative Ivan Duque as its new president. In the US, criticism grows from...

Read more