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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2011-10-05

What makes good cops go bad?

In today's French papers, just how did one of the country's most respected "supercops" cross the line and get involved in drug trafficking? Also, the psychology of running a country in crisis, and the Sorbonne under fire - over its subsidiary in Abu Dhabi.

La Croix looks at the psychology of running a country in financial crisis - just how are George Papandreou, Jose Luis Zapatero and Nicolas Sarkozy holding it together?

Liberation looks at what made Lyon supercop Michel Neyret cross the line and turn to drug trafficking - do top policemen come to believe they are above the law?

And Rue 89 doesn't make the Sorbonne look good - saying they've covered up human rights abuses suffered by professors at their subsidiary in Abu Dhabi.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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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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