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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.

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Latest update : 2011-02-25

Where do Gaddafi’s mercenaries come from?

FRENCH PAPERS, Fri., 25/2/2011: Libération says mercenaries at large in Libya come partly from war-torn Darfur. We also look at a map where Libya’s fleeing expats come from. Le Figaro carries an anonymous letter by French diplomats defending France’s foreign policy, this just days after another letter by diplomats was published in Le Monde, decrying Sarkozy’s policies. Also, Ben Ali’s nephew speaks to Le Parisien.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:
 
Libération: Where do Libya’s mercenaries come from?
 
Le Figaro: Where do Libya’s 1.5 million foreigners come from?
 
Le Figaro: Response to anonymous diplomats’ letter
 
Aujourd’hui en France/ Le Parisien: A nephew of Ben Ali speaks out
 

By James CREEDON

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2014-10-24 Manuel Valls

Manuel Valls and the 'art of putting one's foot in one's mouth'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 24.10.14: Yesterday, in a TV interview, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he thought a single work contract was "an interesting idea". This has drawn...

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2014-10-24 Canada

'Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 24.10.14: Canadian papers continue to focus on Wednesday’s attack on Parliament Hill. Meanwhile, the media in Canada has drawn praise for its coverage...

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2014-10-22 Total

French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: There's lots of emotion in the French press as papers pay tribute to former Total CEO Christophe de Margerie following his death in a plane crash....

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2014-10-22 Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: Papers across the world focus on the sentencing of South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Opinions are split over the fairness...

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2014-10-21 Indonesia

Jokowi: 'A new hope' for Indonesia

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.10.14: In Indonesia, Joko Widodo's arrival in the presidential palace after a peaceful transition is celebrated as a confirmation of the country's...

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