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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-06-20

Who elected the credit agencies?

In Monday's French papers, there's more fear of the Greek crisis spreading, journalists have calculated just how much the Libyan intervention is costing France, and is France finally starting to encourage democracy in North Africa?

Le Figaro is worried about the Greek crisis spreading - while left-wing politicians writing in Liberation say the austerity measures have gone too far - and Greeks can't suffer any further.

La Croix is focusing on the Maghreb - asking whether France has changed direction and is now promoting democracy in the region.

Le Parisien focuses on Libya - they've calculated the four month conflict there has already cost France 87 million euros.

And the French presidential election is still making headlines - Liberation focuses on the race to be the Europe Ecologie (Green) candidate, while le Figaro looks at the threats to Sarkozy from the right.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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