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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 : 2011-10-03

Egyptian blogger on 41st day of hunger strike

In Monday's papers, we look at the politics behind the Western intervention in Libya, an Egyptian blogger's hunger strike, whether "Occupy Wall Street" could be the seed of a movement for better democracy, and the media coverage surrounding the Amanda Knox case.

The Guardian says they've got exclusive information that David Cameron persuaded France to start bombing in Libya - while the Wall Street Journal looks at one man's attempt to build a synagogue in Tripoli.

Arab paper Ahram profiles the case of an Egyptian blogger on a 41-day hunger strike - to protest against a three-year sentence for insulting the military government.

The Huffington Post asks if "Occupy Wall Street" could hold the seeds of a truly radical political movement.

And La Repubblica asks if any juror can be neutral in the Meredith Kercher case - after so much partisan media attention.

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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