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French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2010-05-31

Mayday call in the Gulf of Mexico

In today’s press review, we focus on the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. More than a month after the disaster, BP still hasn’t found a solution.

The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has made the front page of several international newspapers, including The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, and La Tribune.
The Wall Street Journal focuses on a 23 year old rig worker who put out a mayday call on the 20th April. The newspaper managed to read BP’s safety guidelines and it seems the company was not prepared to handle the situation.
 
In Great Britain, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws resigned only 17 days after his appointment. The Independent says there are “fears that his loss will undermine the confidence in the new coalition”.The Conserviatives and the Lib Dems said Laws was capable of handling the economy, and cut billions of pounds from public spending. But now, Laws is accused of using £40,000 of tax payers’ money, to rent a property owned by his partner.
The Daily Telegraph talks about David Laws’ successor, Danny Alexander.The newspaper reveals that the “New Treasury Chief avoided paying the Capital Gains Tax  on his second home”.
 
And finally, Colombia is currently choosing a new President.  Juan Manuel Santos beat Antanas Mockus with a clear win in the first round. The Christian Science Monitor explains why.

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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