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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-09-15

Is Greek default inevitable?

Thursday's papers look at what's next for Syria, after six months of uprising, and what the international community can do to support the protesters. Also, have the Germans really had enough of bailing out Greece this time?

The Guardian looks at what Western powers can do to force out Bashar al-Assad - and concludes there isn't much.

The Daily Beast says Iran's mullahs are terrified Assad's fall could also mean the end for them.

The Independent says the Germans have had enough of bailing out Greece - and its default is imminent - and Bild suggests they might be better off with the Deutschmark.

Finally, the Daily Mail says some pretty controversial things about Sarah Palin - including rumours she took cocaine and had an affair with her husband's business partner.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-09-15 Nicolas Sarkozy

Le Figaro: is it really possible to 'destroy' the Islamic State organisation?

'The war on Islamic State' headlines Libération reporting on this Monday's Paris conference on Iraq's security. Le Figaro, meanwhile, asks whether it is really possible to...

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2014-09-12 North Korea

North Korea 'backs Scottish independence'

The Independent leads on the "impossible war" on the Islamic state organisation, arguing Sunni communities in Iraq and Syria "may prefer the militants as a lesser evil compared...

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2014-09-11 Scottish independence

'A Man With a Plan'

We look at US press reaction to Obama's strategy against the Islamic State organisation. One piece says he has conveyed a "total lack of urgency", another says "the President...

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2014-09-11 eurozone

'Shipwreck'

Le Figaro says French President François Hollande is sinking the French boat. The latest economic news is that deficit targets will not be met as agreed with eurozone partners....

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2014-09-10 Socialist Party (France)

MP Thomas Thévenoud's 'administrative phobia'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 10.09.14: Papers continue to focus on Thomas Thévenoud, the controversial Socialist MP who wants to hold on to his job despite being kicked out of the...

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