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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

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-02-22

From IMF boss to President... Oui? Non?

One man seems to be grabbing the headlines here in France this morning: Dominique Strauss-Khan. The head of the International Monetary Fund was in Paris over the weekend. He attended a conference about the G20 but the French were mostly interested to hear about his views on the next presidential election...

Dominique Strauss-Khan met with six readers of Aujourd’hui en France. He didn’t say whether he would take part in the 2012 presidential election but he gave them a few hints.

The right-wing newspaper Le Figaro criticizes DSK for being too confusing about his political ambitions.  The paper doesn’t mince its words: “If Strauss-Kahn didn’t want to run in the elections, he wouldn’t make such a fuss about it”
 
Meanwhile, the crisis in the Arab world is also being felt in France. Libération talks about a “diplomatic clash”. According to the latest survey, 72% of the French believe that France’s image abroad has deteriorated. At the heart of the controversy,  a scandal involving the French Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie using the private jet of a Tunisian businessman close to Ben Ali.
 
In other news, the Christian newspaper La Croix talks about the annual agriculture fair. The French President Nicolas Sarkozy attended the event on Saturday. According to the newspaper, he has already started campaigning for 2012. L’Humanité finds it off that Sarkozy has suddently “found a passion for cows, pigs and apples”.
 
And finally, Aujourd’hui en France reports about the village of Bugarach in Southern France. Some say it’s where aliens are based... 

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