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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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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2010-09-24

Who’s lying?

FRENCH PAPERS, Friday, 24th Sept. 2010: The Government says less than a million people took to the streets yesterday to protest against retirement reform while unions claim that the emblematic figure of three million protestors was reached. Who’s telling the truth? Never before in France has there been such a discrepancy in the figures put forth by unions and the government on how many people participated in strike action.

 

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Articles in today’s French press review:
 
Libération: Strikes: stop or continue?
 
Le Figaro: “The 3 million trick” (editorial)
 
Le Parisien: “Back to back”
 
France Soir: “The statistics battle”
 
Le Figaro: Minors recruited by Irish state to spy on pubs selling alcohol to underage drinkers
 
France Soir: Thierry Henry gifts himself an apartment in SoHo for 11m euros

 

By James CREEDON

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