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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-10-11

The Third Man

Arnaud Montebourg is the star of the French front pages this morning - after his breakthrough third place showing in Sunday's Socialist primary. The papers ask if he'll push the other two candidates to the left - and what his own political ambitions might be.

Liberation gets the exclusive interview with French socialism's breakout star this morning - and he refuses to back either of the remaining candidates.

Le Figaro is rather less keen on Montebourg - using its editorial for a scathing attack on his key policies.

A British scandal makes it in to today's French papers - Le Figaro has a look at beleaguered defence minister Liam Fox.

And one of France's papers may soon be no more - tabloid France Soir is threatened with the chop.

By Elena CASAS

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