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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.

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Latest update : 2011-07-18

Phone hacking: more dead bodies than a Shakespearean tragedy

The phone hacking row continues to engulf British politics - Monday's newspapers ask just how deep police corruption ran, after the resignation of Sir Paul Stephenson, and start to openly ask if this could bring down David Cameron. In other news, we take a look at Venezuela - does Hugo Chavez have a real successor, and can Chavismo survive without him?

The Guardian asks how deeply rooted corruption may have been at the Metropolitan Police, while the Independent says David Cameron's position is looking increasingly precarious.

Meanwhile, Murdoch's Wall Street Journal fires back all guns blazing - saying the papers who published the Wikileaks cables are hypocritical to complain about phone hacking.

And in Venezuela, Tal Cual asks if anybody can succeed Hugo Chavez - and if the political movement that bears his name can survive the man himself.

By Elena CASAS

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