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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 : 2010-07-15

“Paul the Octopus was right”

In today’s international press review, we focus on the World Cup and a new celebrity: Paul the Octopus. “Oracle pulpo” has become a star across the planet thanks to his game predictions.

 

Spain’s victory against Germany was on the front page of El Pais and Marca. Both newspapers are proud to say Spain is “la mejor”.
 
Libération and L’Equipe say Sunday’s final will be a historic event as none of the finalists have won the competition. Spain will face Holland on Sunday.
 
As for the German press, Kicker says its country is keeping its head high.
 
The British newspaper The Telegraph gives us ten facts about Paul the Octopus. According to The Globe and Mail, the animal is expected to predict which team will win the final.
 
And finally, ten spy suspects arrested in the US last month could be swapped with Russia. The New York Times explains the consequences of such a swap. 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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2014-12-19 Cuba

'Castro's hipster apologists want to keep Cuba authentically poor'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: International papers continue to focus on the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. The Daily Beast...

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2014-12-19 Cuba

Cuban Diaspora divided along generational lines

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: French papers are still focusing on that historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Communist paper L'Humanité is...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

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INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: Papers in the US and Cuba react to that historic move to restore full diplomatic relations. The New York Times applauds this decision to...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

The 'Caribbean Wall' is starting to crumble

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: The leading story in France today is the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Will the economic embargo be...

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2014-12-17 Pakistan

Russians take economic crisis in stride with black humour

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.12.14: The leading story in the French papers, as it is around the world, is yesterday's deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in north-western...

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