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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 : 2010-06-15

US taxpayers funding child soldiers in Somalia

The International Herald Tribune/ New York Times reports on the rising numbers of child soldiers being used by the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia whose wages are partly being paid by US taxpayers. Elsewhere, we look at an article on the oldest mother in the world who is dying due to post-birth complications and coverage in the Italian and Australian press of the World Cup. TUESDAY, 15th JUNE 2010

Articles in today’s international papers:
 
International Herald Tribune: “Somalia, with US money, is using child soldiers”
 
The Daily Mail: “At 70, world’s oldest mother lies dying with baby at her side”
 
La Stampa: “The Pale Azures”

Il Giornale:
De Rossi (red) offers hope: “a red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight”
 
The Australian: “BBC plan to silence the vuvuzelas - South Africa 2010's instrument of torture”

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

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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

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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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