Don't miss




France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more


Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more


Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more


Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more


French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more


Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more


Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday 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



2015-04-17 nuclear power

Cannes, the red carpet and selfies

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 17.04.15: Papers focus on efforts by the government to save France’s nuclear sector, Prime Minister Manuel Valls's plan against racism and anti-Semitism and...

Read more

2015-04-17 Vladimir Putin

'Why are black South Africans attacking foreign Africans but not foreign whites?'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 17.04.15: International papers focus on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual phone-in, violent anti-foreigner protests in South Africa and...

Read more

2015-04-16 South Korea

'Havana is like a 'Star Wars' cantina of Cold War radicals'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 16.04.15: There's lots of emotion in the South Korean media as the country marks the first year anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster. Also, the...

Read more

2015-04-16 immigration

EU not measuring up to challenge on migrant influx

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 16.04.15: French papers focus on the plight of migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to cross into Europe. According to La Croix, the...

Read more

2015-04-15 immigration

Is Hillary Clinton 'cool enough' to woo young voters?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 15.04.15: Cuban and US papers focus on President Barack Obama's move to lift the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. Also, is...

Read more