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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



2016-06-23 European Union

Britain's 'Day of Reckoning'

As Britain heads to the polls, the "Brexit" referendum is dominating newspapers in and out of the UK. France's La Croix calls June 23rd "D-Day" while Libération wonders "Qui est...

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2016-06-22 labour law

Government and trade unions 'arm-wrestle' over labour reform

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.06.16: Papers are continuing to focus on the arm-wrestling match between the government and trade unions. The government has drawn criticism for...

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2016-06-21 Italian politics

From Rome to Paris, women are conquering European cities

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.06.16: Papers continue to focus on the big wins for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and women in local Italian elections. Also, British...

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2016-06-21 labour law

Will protests be banned?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.06.16: Papers focus on the ongoing arm-wrestling match between the government and trade unions. Unions want to stage a new demonstration this Thursday...

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2016-06-20 Brexit

Leaving the LEAVE campaign: Tory member quits in protest

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, June 20: Three days out from the UK's EU referendum, a top Tory member has left the Leave campaign over what she says are racist and...

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