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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 : 2010-08-25

French Prime Minister finally weighs in on the Roma debate

After weeks of keeping mum on this controversial policy issue, François Fillon has finally broken his silence. In a carefully-worded press release, the Prime Minster called for restraint on all sides on the issues of immigration and security. Also in today’s French papers: a Moroccon blogger causes a stir in falsely attributing remarks about Ramadan to Sarkozy and French ambassadors gather in Paris in a sombre mood for their annual “conclave”: WEDNESDAY, 25th AUGUST 2010

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Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Figaro : François Fillon weighs in on controversy surrounding the Roma
 
Libération : Fillon dives in + analysis
 
Rue 89 : Sarkozy and Ramadan : a satirical post on a blog is taken as news
 
Le Figaro : French ambassadors and their malaise as they gather for annual meeting

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