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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 : 2010-04-27

Former PM Balladur strikes back over illegal funding charges

Writing in le Figaro this morning, Eduoard Balladur denies accusations in yesterday’s Libération that his presidential campaign in 1995 was partly funded by kickbacks from the sale of submarines to Pakistan. Libération leads with the story again today, defending its charges. We also look at coverage of the French farmers’ protest in Paris today as well as a debate on banning smacking children. TUESDAY, 27th APRIL, 2010

 

Articles in today’s French papers:
 
Controversy surrounding former Prime Minister Eduoard Balladur’s 1995 Presidential campaign:Le Figaro, Libération
 
Farmers’ protest in Paris: Le Parisien, Le Havre, La Croix
 
The smack is back: Le Parisien

 

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