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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 : 2010-05-03

Roman Polanski: “I can no longer keep quiet”

In today’s French press review, we look at Roman Polanski’s latest bid to resist extradition. The film maker, currently under house arrest in Switzerland, spoke out for the first time about the thirty year old child sex case.


Roman Polanski is on the front page of Libération. The film maker speaks out for the first time about his ordeal. He is accused of sleeping with a thirteen year old girl in the late 70s, and is under house arrest in Switzerland. US authorities demand his extradition.
Last night, Polanski wrote on his friend’s website, where he claims that US prosecutors are being unfair towards him, simply because he was a celebrity.
Meanwhile, the right wing newspaper Le Figaro reports about the traditional May Day protests. The Frenchto the streets to denounce Sarkozy’s plan to push the retirement age. According to the newspaper, the protests were a failure.
The left wing newspaper Libération also admits that less people took part in this year’s demonstrations. However, for the communist paper L’Humanité, the socialist party and trade unions did well.
In other news, a France Soir journalist reports about her experience, wearing the full Islamic veil for 24 hours. And finally, Le Parien talks about education in France.


By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS



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