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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 : 2011-09-28

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.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's referendum: ‘Confronted with a wave of 'NO' votes, Renzi resigns’

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16: For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica, Matteo Renzi has been dealt a crushing blow after 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera, meanwhile,...

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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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