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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.

IN THE PAPERS

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Latest update : 2010-10-18

Over indulged? But is your hangover a Sewing Machine, a Comet or a Gremlin Boogie?

In Monday's international papers- some of the Chilean miners turn on their supposed leader, US papers accuse Republican backers of breaking the law on campaign advertising, and the Guardian takes a scientific approach to hangover cures.

Starting with an exclusive on the front page of the Guardian- « Fears over Iran’s influence after secret talks among Shia leaders ».

 

They’re talking about Iranian influence over the formation of the Iraqi government – Iraq of course still doesn’t have a functioning government after elections in March- and the Guardian says Tehran has been instrumental in brokering a deal between serving prime minister Nouri al-Maliki and powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

 

Now to Chile- where, after the jubilation of the 33 miners’ release, the papers are all asking what really went on down there for nearly 70 days- and divisions are starting to appear among the tight knit group of miners.

 

La Tercera newspaper has interviewed two of the miners- Jimmy Sanchez and Yonni Barrios- and they are questioning the leadership of Luis Urzua, the shift foreman who has been credited with keeping up morale and discipline during the tough 17 days when the miners didn’t know if they would ever be discovered.

 

The men have agreed to sign an agreement to adopt a common strategy when it comes to talking about what happened in the mine, and it’s tacitly assumed that includes not talking about any disputes in the group – but this is just one of a number of reports that have sneaked out saying their famous solidarity wasn’t all that.

 

Moving on to the US midterm elections where things of course are looking bad for Obama and the Democrats- but it’s not just the economic crisis that is helping the Republicans.

 

The International Herald Tribune looks today at how the Republicans have managed to erode previous legal rules on campaign funding- it quotes senior Republican lawyers saying they have been pursuing a deliberate strategy of chipping away at restrictions that have been in place since the Watergate era- allowing big corporate funders to pump money into campaigns.

 

The Tribune’s sister paper the New York Times is also calling out Republicans for election misconduct- this time breaking advertising laws.

 

They say many ads are funded by shady nonprofit groups who are breaking the law by funding explicit attack ads- which charities aren’t allowed to do.

 

Finally- the Guardian has some advice we could all benefit from- they’re talking about how to a cure a hangover.

 

Very scientifically, they’ve divided hangovers into six types- the Broken Compass,  the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie- and they say you need to match the cure to the hangover type.

 

For example- the Broken Compass, described as ‘confusion, restlessness, fear and loathing’ needs spicy comfort food to ‘reignite your passion for life’ whereas a Sewing Machine- where you feel you’re being repeatedly stabbed in the head- calls for something for smooth and comforting.

 

By Elena CASAS

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