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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 : 2011-05-23

Obama has Irish roots

US President Barack Obama is starting his six day tour across Europe. First stop: Ireland, a country dealing with massive government debt... A country that was also home to one of Obama’s ancestors.

The Irish Times reports about Obama’s 24 hour visit in Ireland. Locals in Moneygall are eager to see the President, whose third great-grandfather is reportedly from that village.
 
It’s Obama’s first official visit abroad since the death of Bin Laden and security forces are on high alert. According to The Belfast Telegraph, safety measures are estimated at one billion dollars.
 
Meanwhile in Syria, The Independent paints the portrait of a man who has become the symbol of the uprising. Via the internet, Ahmad Biasi put his life in danger to prove that the regime was lying about the oppression.
 
In other news, a key witness is due to appear in court against an alleged accomplice, accused of taking part in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The Washington Post wonders if David Headly’s testimony will confirm doubts over Pakistan’s “double game” in the fight against terrorism.
 
And finally, The Independent questions privacy laws in Great Britain, following the leak of the name of a footballer on Twitter that defies a super-injunction.

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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

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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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