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Latest update : 2010-05-26

Could Joan of Ark be buried in Britain?

The big story in today’s papers is a declaration by the Budget Minister, Eric Woerth, which confirms government plans to raise the retirement age from 60. Elsewhere, French nationalists would be devastated but could the French naval vessel the Joan of Ark be dismantled in Britain? We also look at a profile of “the biggest star in the world”, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan. WEDNESDAY, 26th MAY 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Libération says raising the retirement age from 60 would means that the “wheel of social progress is going into reverse”
 
Le Figaro leads with Sarkozy’s criticism of François Mitterand for lowering the retirement age to 60
 
Le Parisien takes a look at divisions in the Socialist Party between Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss Kahn on the issue of retirement reform.
 
Also in Le Parisien, could the aging French naval vessel, “Joan of Ark”, be dismantled in (shock, horror) Britain?
 
We finish with a profile in Le Monde of “the biggest star in the world”, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan.

By James CREEDON

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