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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 : 2010-08-12

Another footballing flop

Despite France’s latest footballing failure in a friendly against Norway, the papers remain upbeat. We look at the headlines and some analysis. Also on the front pages, natural catastrophes from Russia to India…These and other stories in today’s French press review: THURSDAY, 12th AUGUST 2010

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Parisien looks at the effects of the Indian mudslides on French tourists: dozens are thought to be missing
 
Aujourd’hui en France :also interviews a French nuclear expert on the risk of toxic clouds emanating from Russia should the current wild fires affect nuclear-contaminated zones.
 
Libération also leads with the current spate of natural catastrophes.
 
In le Parisien we look at a divisive proposal to introduce drug-consumption centres in France for addicts.
 
France Soir, Le Figaro, l’Equipe look back over France’s performance last night in their friendly match against Norway.

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