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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 : 2010-06-24

“Terse and dramatic” meeting at Oval Office sees Gen. McChrystal sacked

The International Herald Tribune leads with General McChrystal’s unceremonious sacking by President Obama yesterday. We also look at coverage of the story in the Christian Science Monitor and The Guardian. Elsewhere we look at coverage in English, American, Algerian, German, French and Burkina Faso-based papers in light of yesterday’s World Cup matches. THURSDAY, 24th JUNE 2010

Articles in today’s international press review:
 
Firing of General McChrystal:
 
International Herald Tribune: Petraeus Is Now Taking Control of a ‘Tougher Fight’
 
Christian Science Monitor: In replacing McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus, Obama reasserts authority
 
The Guardian : Barack Obama sacks Afghan war commander Stanley McChrystal
 
World Cup reaction:
 
The Guardian: World Cup Daily: England squeak past Slovenia - bring on the Germans!
 
The Sun: Defoe: Bring on the Germains
 
Hambruger Morgenpost : ‘Now a World Cup battle against ENGLAND’
 
Libération : Anglais sans majesté – pleine page 17
 
The New York Times: “A Foreign Game Looks Very American”
 
El Watan (Algeria): ‘The Greens fail against the Americans – Thanks and see you soon’
 
Liberté (Algeria) : ‘Algeria eliminated without scoring a goal’

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