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Latest update : 2010-07-19

200 year old champagne found in a shipwreck- and it's still drinkable!

In today's French newspapers: the police are under fire for reacting too harshly to riots in Grenoble, the scandal grows around Labour minister Eric Woerth, and 200 year old champagne has been found at the bottom of the sea.

 

Liberation has harsh words for the government’s method of tackling the problem of urban violence-

 

They say sending police to crack down on angry youth isn’t credible or effective-

 

Unless it’s backed up by job creation in France’s deprived urban areas, where unemployment has hit over 40 per cent.

 

Le Figaro is defending the government- it’s backing interior minister Brice Hortefeux- saying he’s put more police on the ground and more surveillance cameras- the paper thinks that can only be a good thing.

 

The ongoing scandal of Labour minister Eric Woerth and France’s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt is also back in the papers again- Liberation has it on the front page.

 

It was revealed over the weekend that Woerth did intervene to get his wife hired to manage Bettencourt’s fortune- which the minister has strongly denied.

 

And Catholic newspaper La Croix has the international conference to fight Aids on its front page- that kicked off yesterday in Vienna-

 

The paper says efforts to prevent the disease are actually moving backwards in some African countries-

 

And they need new tactics to encourage people to protect themselves-

 

And we know that wine is sometimes aged for decades before we drink it-

 

But what about 200 years in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?

 

Le Figaro says 30 bottles dating from 1780 have been found in a wrecked galleon by Swedish scientists.


 

 

By Elena CASAS

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