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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 : 2011-08-26

Could a former al-Qaeda insurgent be running Tripoli?

Friday's French papers take a look at whether British and French special forces are helping hunt down Gaddafi - despite official denials - and report that a former al-Qaeda member may be leading the anti-Gaddafi forces in Tripoli. In other news, the Socialist Party holds its summer conference - under the shadow of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Le Figaro reports that it has evidence there are French and British special forces on the ground in Tripoli - despite official denials.

Liberation claims that the man in charge of anti-Gaddafi forces in the city is a former al-Qaeda jihadist who fought the US in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile Le Parisien says the knives are out at the French socialists' summer party conference.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-07-21 Malaysia

'Too sexy for Malaysia': Hit single 'Despacito' stirs controversy

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2017-07-21 Emmanuel Macron

Is this the end of Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon period?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 21.07.17: Emmanuel Macron faces criticism after the resignation of France's top general. Right-wing daily Le Figaro says the French president appears...

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2017-07-20 OJ Simpson

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IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, July 20: In the United States, OJ Simpson faces a parole board and could be freed as early as October. Also, Donald Trump decides to end a CIA...

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2017-07-20 Emmanuel Macron

Macron and the military: Has power gone to his head?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, July 20: We look at reactions to the very public spat between French President Emmanuel Macron and Pierre de Villiers, the head of the military,...

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2017-07-19 Donald Trump

Shopping centre security robot 'commits suicide' out of boredom

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Wednesday, July 19: We look at reactions after the White House reveals that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met "informally" over dinner at the G20 summit....

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