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Latest update : 2011-09-28

Candidates under pressure - to make debate less dull

In Wednesday's French papers: calls for the Socialists to get their claws out and make tonight's TV debate a bit more interesting, the Bettencourt case rumbles on, and Angela Merkel is under fire.

The six candidates for the Socialist nomination for the French presidency are debating again tonight - but Le Parisien says if it's as boring as the last one, the voters will switch off.

The Liliane Bettencourt case is back on the front page of Libération - they've interviewed the accountant who started the scandal with those "envelopes of cash" accusations last year.

And Angela Merkel makes the front pages of La Tribune and Les Echos - the first says she has a secret plan to spin off Greek assets into a European fund, the second that she's incoherent and has lost support with German voters.

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2017-12-18 handball

Triumph for French women's handball team: All hail 'The Fighters'

FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, Dec. 18, 2017: Le Figaro proclaims "the golden age of French handball" after the French women's team beat titleholders Norway to be crowned world...

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2017-12-18 ANC

France's Macron criticised for 'living like a king'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, Dec. 18, 2017: As the African National Congress prepares to pick its new leader, the South African press fears permanent party rifts. The ANC...

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2017-12-15 Yemen

US decides to 'let corporate greed run the internet'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: The American media is up in arms over a government agency's decision to scrap "net neutrality", which required internet service...

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2017-12-15 accident

Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: "Horror" is on the front pages of many local papers after a train crashed into a school bus in southwestern France, killing four young...

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2017-12-14 Jerusalem

Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: Turkish papers herald a "historic declaration" after Muslim countries meeting in Istanbul recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of...

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