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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 : 2011-09-06

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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