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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 : 2011-07-12

Did Sarkozy's ministers pay bribes on arms deals?

Tuesday's French papers have embarrassing news for President Sarkozy - two former ministers and key political allies have been photographed relaxing in the sun with the man accused of brokering arms deals involving illegal kickbacks to foreign officials. We also look at France's military campaign in Libya, and success in the women's World Cup.

France Soir has bad news for the French government - they publish photos revealed by website Mediapart showing former ministers relaxing in the sun with a businessman accused of brokering arms deals involving illegal commissions to foreign officials - the subject of an ongoing inquiry.

Liberation takes a look at why French troops can't topple Gaddafi ahead of Tuesday's parliamentary vote, while Le Monde is hoping the French team's World Cup success might make this the moment when women's football goes mainstream.

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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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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's referendum: ‘Confronted with a wave of 'NO' votes, Renzi resigns’

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16: For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica, Matteo Renzi has been dealt a crushing blow after 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera, meanwhile,...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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