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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 : 2010-07-21

Key witness in Bettencourt case “received money”

According to the satirical weekly The Canard Enchaîné, Liliane Bettencourt’s former accountant who claims that the L’Oréal heiress gave illegal donations to politicians was given €400,000 by Bettencourt’s estranged daughter. The revelations continue in a drama that has gripped France. WEDNESDAY, 21st JULY 2010


Articles in today’s French press review:
Le Canard Enchaîné : The satirical weekly provides more revelations in the ongoing Bettencourt controversy.

Le Parisien: A L’Oreal shareholder has taken court action against artist François-Marie Banier’s his excessive consultant fees for the company. Banier is at the centre of another court case gripping France. The daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to the L’Oréal fortune, has accused Banier of taking advantage of her mother in procuring gifts said to be worth some €1 billion.
Le Parisien and France Soir: French footballers Ribéry and Benzema charged in sex scandal with an underage prostitute.
Le Figaro: Blondes or brunettes?





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