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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 : 2011-07-05

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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2017-03-29 Brexit

Countdown to Brexit set to begin: 'the eyes of history are watching'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 29.03.17: Papers around the world react to British Prime Minister Theresa May's letter that will trigger Article 50 and begin negotiations to start...

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2017-03-29 Brexit

'Brexit: Day One'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 29.03.17: French papers focus on what’s happening over the Channel. British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a historic letter to trigger Brexit and...

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2017-03-28 Theresa May

'The Russian protest movement reawakens'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 28.03.17: The Daily Mail comes under fire for its sexist coverage of the meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First...

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2017-03-28 France

French Guiana: 'How did we get here?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 28.03.17: Papers examine the root causes of the unrest in French Guiana, where unions have declared an unlimited strike. Le Monde reminds us that only 12%...

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2017-03-27 Yemen

What's next for Yemen?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Mon. 27.03.17: Turkish citizens living abroad start voting in a controversial referendum on constitutional change. In Yemen, tens of thousands of people...

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