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Latest update : 2010-08-17

It’s official: China’s economy is world’s second largest

Le Figaro and La Tribune both lead with the news that China’s economy has overtaken Japan’s to become the world’s second largest. Crime is also on the front pages with Libération covering a proposal to fine mayors for high crime statistics in their towns. These and other stories in today’s French press review: TUESDAY, 17th AUGUST 2010

 

Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Figaro: “China becomes second largest economy in the world”
 
La Tribune: “China is world’s second largest economy”
 
Libération: Industry Minister Christian Estrosi calls for mayors of towns with high crime statistics to be fined.
 
Libération: “Trap” (editorial)
 
Le Monde: Interview with Daniel Cohn-Bendit in which he calls Sarkozy’s crime policies “populism that excludes certain minorities”. He also says Sarkozy is “taking the French people for idiots”.
 
Le Parisien covers the woes of five French footballers summoned to a disciplinary hearing following their World Cup strike.
 
L’Equipe: The sports daily leads with the success of France’s swimmers and athletes this summer.
 
Le Figaro: Picnics versus barbecues!

 

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