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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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2017-01-19 climate change

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2017-01-18 Brexit

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2017-01-18 Theresa May

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