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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 : 2011-09-20

Europe and the Palestinian bid: stuck in the middle?

In Tuesday's French papers, we look France stands on the Palestinian bid for EU membership, worries about plans to cut food aid for Europe's poorest, and the political fallout from that Dominique Strauss-Kahn interview.

Le Parisien says France is trying to broker a compromise that would see Palestine accept observer status at the UN - but Liberation says they first need to find a compromise among EU countries themselves, who can't agree on whether to back the Paelstinian bid.

Le Monde looks at EU plans to cut subsidies for free hot meals for the poorest - saying soup kitchens could lose two thirds of their funding.

Liberation has a front page interview with Martine Aubry - but all they can ask her about is Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

He's also on the front page of Le Parisien - they're looking at the TV counterattack of his French accuser, Tristane Banon.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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