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'Macron's EU plans thwarted by German election'

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Online reactions to Kurdish referendum

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Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2011-06-09

Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS: My last press review! Andy Carvin of National Public Radio has gained notoriety via Twitter for debunking stories that the mainstream press gullibly lap up. Now the man described a “one-man newsroom” has turned his attention to a supposed gay blogger in Syria who was kidnapped. Also: coverage of political unrest in Yemen; suggestions that the Saudi royal family is “buying peace”; Hungary 8 months after the toxic flood…

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New York Times: “Yemen: secret airstrikes by US”
 
New York Times: “In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now”
 
Daily Beast: Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?
 
Damascus Gay Girl - Blog
 
Andy Carvin’s Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/acarvin
 
International Herald Tribune: “Recalculating 'Normal' in Hungarian Disaster Zone”

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2017-09-26 Kurdistan

'Macron's EU plans thwarted by German election'

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2017-09-25 Germany

Donald Trump Vs NFL: America's divider in chief or America's saviour?

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, September 25: We look at reactions to the German elections and Angela Merkel's “subdued” win as the far right march into parliament for the first...

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2017-09-25 France

National security or personal freedom? French MPs discuss anti-terrorism bill

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, September 25: Emmanuel Macron's party didn't fare so well in the weekend's senatorial elections and the French papers are wondering if this is a...

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2017-09-22 Donald Trump

War of unknown words: Kim Jong-un calls Trump a 'dotard'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Friday, September 22: What's in a word? Kim Jong-un calls Donald Trump a "dotard" and internet searches for its definition skyrocket overnight. In other...

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2017-09-22 France

A French fortune: Liliane Bettencourt's name was synonymous with 'scandal'

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, September 22: The papers speculate about the future of Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party after her key aide Florian Philippot...

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