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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

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Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

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IN THE PAPERS

'Brexit: Day One'

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2011-01-18

Tunisia: the obstacles ahead

FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 18/1/2011: Libération provides detailed analysis of the many obstacles in the way of democracy in Tunisia. We take a look. Also, the "War of the Roses": France Soir leads on the rather cool relationship between François Hollande and Ségolène Royal. They have four children together, broke up three years ago, both want to represent the Socialists in 2012 but they are not on speaking terms...

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"Tunisia: the obstacles ahead" reads Libération's front page this morning. The paper provides detailed analysis of the problems ahead for Tunisia after the country's 23-year long dictatorship under Ben Ali came to an end last Friday.

We also look at France Soir which examines the relationship between former Socialist Party leader François Hollande and the party's 2007 candidate for the Presidential eleciton Ségolène Royal. The two were in a 30-year relationship that ended 3 years ago and have four children together. Now, they don't speak to each other. Yet both hope to be the Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 Presidential election in France.

We finish with Le Parisien and the front page photo of French nun Sister Marie Simon-Pierre. She was 'miraculously cured' of Parkinson's Disease and attributes this to Pope John Paul II. This presumed miracle is now one of the reasons the former pontiff is being fast-tracked to beatification - a high-way house to sainthood.

 

 

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