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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 : 2011-07-05

Murdoch paper hacked into murdered teenager's phone

In Tuesday's international press round-up: Venezuela reacts to Hugo Chavez's return to the country, the British press reels at revelations the News of the World hacked a murdered teenager's mobile phone, Fox News falls victim to hackers on Twitter, and Iceland could restrict cigarette sales - to prescription only.

Venezuelan newspapers Tal Cual and El Universal disagree on whether Hugo Chavez should put the country before his cancer - or if it's time for him to step down.

In Britain, the Guardian reveals Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid the News of the World hacked a murdered teenager's mobile phone - destroying vital evidence and giving her parents false hope.

The Daily Beast looks at how hackers managed to break into Fox News' Twitter account - and tell followers President Obama was dead.

And the Guardian says Iceland is planning what could well be the world's harshest anti-smoking policy.

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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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