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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 : 2011-06-21

Ladies, you're on your own

In Tuesday's round-up of the world's press, there's angry reaction to Bashar al-Assad's speech in Syria, NATO can't get Taliban leaders to change sides, and the Supreme Court blocks a million women's class action against Walmart.

Lebanese paper L'Orient le Jour has strong words for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad - saying he couldn't have given a worse speeech - while the Guardian says he's just reading from the same script as Gaddafi.

The International Herald Tribune says NATO's programme to woo Taliban leaders into changing sides isn't working.

US feminist website Jezebel is furious about the Supreme Court's decision to throw out a million women's class action suit against Walmart.

And The Washington Post has an explanation for why some US politicians seem to be deliberately offensive - they're in it for the money.

By Elena CASAS



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2018-03-23 John Bolton

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2018-03-22 Facebook

Spoof children's book about Mike Pence's gay bunny tops Amazon bestsellers

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, March 22, 2018: Mark Zuckerberg's slow apology for the Facebook data scandal is getting few likes in the press. An "inevitable mess," says one...

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2018-03-22 Nicolas Sarkozy

May 1968: 'It was a revolt against capitalism'

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2018-03-21 Nicolas Sarkozy

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