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IN THE PAPERS

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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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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2016-12-01 Aleppo

'Aleppo's Rebel Neighbourhoods are Falling'

FRENCH PAPERS, 01.12.16: As bombs continue to fall on civilians in eastern Aleppo, left-wing paper Libération expresses its shame at "Western inaction" in the face of the...

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2016-11-30 Syria

Colombia plane crash: Chapecoense fairytale ends in tragedy

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 30.11.16: Arab-language papers lash out against the international community for its indifference towards the plight of civilians fleeing Eastern...

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