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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2010-07-30

French mother admits killing eight of her babies

Le Parisien leads with the infanticide case this morning and Dominique Cottrez’s admission to having killed eight of her new-born babies. Libération leads with the police questioning of Labour Minister Eric Woerth in the ongoing Bettencourt-Woerth scandal. Elsewhere, it’s holiday time and France Soir’s front page looks ahead to a weekend of traffic jams with many French people heading south for the month of August. FRIDAY, 30th JULY 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Libération leads with Eric Woerth’s questioning by police in the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal.
 
Le Parisien: “Child-killing mother admits her guilt”
 
It’s holiday season and Le Parisien looks at low-cost airlines, their benefits and their drawbacks.
 
France Soir leads with the upcoming August holidays and a weekend of mayhem on the roads.
 
Le Figaro and l’Equipe look at French victories and prospects in the European Atheltics Championships.

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