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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.

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.

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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