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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-06-16

Retirement reform: “The battle starts here”

Sarkozy’s retirement bill will be unveiled today but the papers are already aware of some details: The Government intends to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by 2018. This is going to be the major political issue in France in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential election, says Libération with all the political parties and unions taking firm positions. WEDNESDAY, 16th JUNE 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Libération: “Retirement: the fight begins”
 
Le Figaro: “Retirement at 62 in 2018”
 
L’Humanité: “Retirement reform: our stolen lives”
 
La Croix : Truth and reconciliation in Northern Ireland
 
Le Canard Enchaîné: Junior Sports Minister Rama Yade pays more for her hotel in South Africa than the French team who she criticised for the “indecency” of their luxurious lodgings in a time of crisis!

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2014-09-19 UK

'It's No Go' as Scotland rejects independence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.09.14: Papers around the world and social media react to Scotland’s historic vote, after 55% of voters rejected independence in a referendum.

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2014-09-18 Scotland

France looks on as Scotland votes

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.09.14: French papers react to the Scottish independence referendum. Also, where are Hollande's dwindling supporters? And Nicolas Sarkozy makes new...

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2014-09-17 Scotland

Salmond's 'emotional eve-of poll plea to Scots to seize their historic opportunity'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: All eyes turn to Scotland today. With just 24 hours before the hotly anticipated independence referendum, the gloves are coming off. Also,...

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2014-09-17 Socialist Party (France)

'Valls is starting to act like Hollande'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: Manuel Valls and his narrow vote of confidence are in the spotlight today. Up until the last minute, the French Prime Minister tried to sway...

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2014-09-16 French economy

Is Valls crying wolf?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 16.09.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in the spotlight today. For the second time in five months he’s going to ask lawmakers to give him a vote of...

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