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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 : 2010-07-02

Authorities on alert as heat wave hits France

Le Parisien and France Soir lead with the current sizzling temperatures in France. Meteorologists predict that the summer will continue with above average temperatures. Authorities are on alert so as to avoid a repeat of the high rates of fatality amongst the elderly seen in the particularly severe 2003 heat wave. Elsewhere, Le Figaro leads with poll results showing a surprising 88% of French people are in favour of austerity measures. FRIDAY, 2nd JULY 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Figaro: 88% of French people in favour of austerity measures
 
Libération: Banks are lobbying extensively against regulation
 
Le Parisien: “Novel” written by senior civil servant recounts how little people work in French public service
 
Le Figaro: Extracts from the same novel which has seen the civil servant threatened with 2 years of suspended service without pay
 
France Soir: Authorities on high alert as heat wave hits France
 
Le Parisien: Meteorologists predict a warmer than average summer in France
 
Le Parisien: 38% of French women “don’t like showing off their legs” (even in a heat wave!)

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