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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-03-16

“The Fukushima Battle”

Apocalypse. Nightmare. Land of the dead... That’s how the press portrays Japan at the moment. The country is still rocked by a series of aftershocks and earthquakes. The Fukushima nuclear power plant has been affected and the nuclear threat worries the international community. France, Europe’s biggest producer of nuclear energy, has promised to carry out safety check-ups on its 58 reactors.

 
Japan is on the front page of most newspapers and weeklies, including L’Humanité, Le Canard Enchaîné and Charlie Hebdo.  
 
Le Parisien quotes the European Commissioner for Energy who qualified the crisis in Japan “an apocalypse”.
 
The Christian newspaper La Croix reports on the 140,000 people forced to stay home to avoid radiation exposure.
 
Les Echos dubbed the nuclear threat “The Fukushima Battle” and Libération says the entire planet is concerned by the situation in Japan.
 
France Soir gives us more information on nuclear energy. In all, 32 countries produce nuclear energy with more than 430 reactors in the world.
 
Le Figaro focuses on France’s situation. The country produces the most nuclear energy in Europe. Around 80% of France’s electricity comes from nuclear energy.

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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