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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-08-26

Is France still the homeland of Human Rights?

This morning, Libération looks at France’s image overseas which has been damaged by Nicolas Sarkozy’s recent declarations on deporting the Roma, according to the paper. “If France wants to give lessons to the world, it needs to lead by example,” the editorial notes. Other stories: Nicolas Sarkozy’s preparations for the G20 summit and a poll showing Dominique Strauss Kahn would beat Sarkozy in the 2012 Presidential election: THURSDAY, 26th AUGUST 2010

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Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Le Parisien: Less than 50% of French people approve of deportations of the Roma
 
Libération: “France in the dock” + editorial on France’s image overseas, damaged by Sarkozy’s security and immigration policies.
 
Le Figaro: “Sarkozy will benefit from the G20 summit”
 
Le Nouvel Observateur: “DSK superstar” – a poll shows the head of the IMF would beat Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of the 2012 Presidential election.

By James CREEDON

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