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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 : 2010-12-28

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INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tuesday 28th December 2010: We look at Russian and international papers expressing dismay over the guilty verdict in former Yukos boss Khodorovsky's trial in Moscow yesterday. Also, were Neanderthal's culinary geniuses and socialists?! Finally, how to change Auntie Mildred's dreadful Christmas gifts without her ever finding out.

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“Khodorkovsky Guilty, Plans Appeal,” says The Moscow Times. The paper notes that hopes for a liberalization of the country’s judicial climate were dashed by the decision of a Moscow judge yesterday who found the former Yukos boss guilty of embezzlement.

 

Staying in Russia, the newspaper Gazeta claimed on Sunday night – the eve of the verdict in the Yukos case – pressure was being mounted on the judge.  Sources told the paper that Mr. Danilken was brought by a group of Federal Security Service officials to the Moscow City Court where he spent several hours.

 

One of Khodorovsky’s lead defense attorneys, Yuri Schmidt, writes a piece in today’s International Herald Tribune / New York Times. Schmidt confirms that there will be an appeal in the Yukos case but admits that in a politically controlled court system such an appeal may be doomed. He speaks about the possibility of a presidential pardon by Medvedev before he leaves office in 2012. “Let this decision be the last time that Russians cringe when they look at their system of justice,” he concludes.

 

We also take a look at an interview with French researcher Marie Mandras in Libération. She attended the trial and explains why she thinks Khodorovsky is being persecuted.

 

Also in today’s international papers:

 

Gawker: Neanderthals Were Pretty Good Cooks”

The Guardian: “Outfoxed: Hunting vote put on ice”

 

The Guardian:  “Return to Santa – the unwanted present you never got”

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