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Latest update : 2010-08-24

French papers ask whether troops should pull out of Afghanistan

The day after two French soldiers died in Afghanistan, Le Parisien asks if French troops should not pull out of the country once and for all. Also, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and former Justice Minister Rachida Dati criticise Sarkozy’s current security policies in Le Monde. These and other stories in today’s French press review. TUESDAY, 24th AUGUST 2010

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Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Parisien / Aujourd’hui en France leads with a simple question: “Should French troops pull out of Afghanistan?” This comes after two French soldiers were killed bringing to 47 the total number of French troops who have been killed in the country since 2001.
 
Le Monde’s front page carries quotes from former French PM, Dominique de Villepin and former French Justice Minister, Rachida Dati, both of whom are critical of Nicolas Sarkozy’s current security policies. Villepin in particular says that the current government stance has “stained the French flag with shame”.
 
Le Figaro leads with Ségolène Royal’s criticism of Socialist Party leader Martine Aubry for remaining too silent on matters related to security.
 
Libération looks at the Catholic Church’s opposition to Sarkozy’s security policies.
 
Also in Libération, an article on the stress associated with emails.
 
 

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