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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.

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“America’s secret plan to arm Libya’s rebels”

In today’s international press review, we focus on reports that the United States allegedly has a secret plan to arm Libya’s rebels. According to opposition figure Hadi Shalluf, Colonel Gaddafi paid around 60,000 foreign mercenaries to silence protesters.

The Independent’s Robert Fisk claims the US has asked Saudi Arabia to supply weapons to rebels in Benghazi.
 
Voice of America interviewed Hadi Shalluf, leader of the opposition and international lawyer. He is compiling evidence against Muammar Gaddafi and is planning on sending the files to the International Criminal Court.
 
Meanwhile, the International Herald Tribune reports about Egyptian women demanding more rights.
 
In other news, The Guardian focuses on the former French President Jacques Chirac and his corruption trial that’s expected to start today.
 
The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph also report about another political scandal in the UK, involving Prince Andrew.
 
And finally, The Sun and The Times wonder who is going to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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2017-08-15 India

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 15.08.2017: As India marks its 70th anniversary of independence, Indian and Pakistani papers do some soul-searching about the violent legacy of...

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