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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.

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Latest update : 2010-05-20

Renault’s plan to name new car “Zoe” upsets women called Zoe Renault

Zoe Renaults everywhere are worried, just like Méganes… after all. A Parisian woman by the name of Zoe Renault has hired a lawyer in a bid to stop the French automaker from calling a soon-to-be-released car, the Renault “Zoe”. This story as well as a dose of French politics in today’s French press review: THURSDAY, 20th MAY 2010

Articles we looked at in today’s French papers:
 
Libération : Socialists present their economic charter
 
Le Figaro : François Fillon picks apart Socialist Party’s proposals on retirement reform
 
Libération : Industry Minister at centre of controversy over use of two apartments provided by State
 
Aujourd’hui en France : Aubry versus Dominique Strauss-Kahn : the chess game
 
Le Figaro: In 2012, the left prefers Dominique Strauss-Kahn
 
Aujourd’hui en France : Zoé Renault doesn’t want to be confused with being a car.

By James CREEDON

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