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Latest update : 2011-02-17

Calamity MAM

FRENCH PAPERS, Thurs., 17/2/2011: The French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie is dubbed "Calamity MAM" by this morning's Libération. MAM is facing increasing pressure to step down after it has emerged she telephone the deposed Tunisian leader while on a supposedly "private holiday" in Tunisia over Christmas, this as the country was gripped by a popular uprising. The news comes hot on the heels of other embarrassing revelations about the same holiday...

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Some articles from today’s international press review:
 
Libération: “Calamity MAM”
 
Le Monde: “Michèle Alliot-Maire: until where and until when?”
 
Le Parisien: “Why Sarkozy is not dropping MAM”
 
Le Figaro: “Sarkozy wants to set rules for Islam à la française

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