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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 : 2011-02-16

MAM slammed!

FRENCH PAPERS, Wed., 16/2/2011: France's Foreign Minister is in hot soup again! Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné reveals more details about Michèle Alliot-Marie's (or "MAM's") infamous holidays in Tunisia over the New Year. While Tunisia's youth were rising up against Ben Ali, the Foreign Minister's parents, who accompanied her there, were concluding business deals with a businessman "close to the fallen regime". Also, a diplomatic spat between France and Mexico...

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France's Foreign Minister is in hot soup again! Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné reveals more details about Michèle Alliot-Marie's (or "MAM's") infamous holidays in Tunisia over the New Year. While Tunisia's youth were rising up against Ben Ali, the Foreign Minister's parents, who accompanied her there, were concluding business deals with a businessman "close to the fallen regime". Also, a diplomatic spat between France and Mexico over the Florence Cassez case and an embarrassing moment for India's Foreign Minister... as he reads out the Portuguese Foreign Minister's speech at the UN!
 

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