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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-09-06

Judging Jacques Chirac: is there any point?

In Tuesday's French papers, we ask whether it's even worth judging Jacques Chirac on 20-year-old corruption charges, take a look at fresh fears for the eurozone, and discover documents showing a French pharmaceutical company lied about the controversial drug Mediator - for 40 years.

Le Figaro says if former president Jacques Chirac can't remember any of the facts his court case relates to, and the main plaintiff has dropped the charges, is it just a show trial?

The same paper also takes a look at fears for the eurozone - saying a crisis worse than Lehman Brothers could be just around the corner.

Le Parisien says no-one is immune - even the multimillionaire municipality of St Tropez is going bankrupt.

And Liberation has an exclusive revelation about pharmaceutical company Servier - it seems they lied about the controversial drug Mediator as far back as 1973.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-27 French economy

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FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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2014-08-26 French economy

'Irreconcilable differences'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 26.08.14: The French government is dissolved and a full reshuffle announced. Papers across the world react to this political upheaval. Who is...

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2014-08-26 French economy

'Crisis in the ranks'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 26.08.14: The current political crisis is gripping the French press today. Papers focus on the major rift between President François Hollande and outgoing...

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2014-08-25 Barack Obama

Prime suspect 'Jihadi John'

The British papers are leading on the hunt for a jihadist thought to be the murderer of US journalist James Foley. One UK MP and a former archbishop are calling for British...

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