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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 : 2011-10-12

Is the Iranian assassination plot really credible?

Reports a prisoner swap has been brokered to free Gilad Shalit is on all the front pages - but not everyone backs it. We also take a look at the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US - is it really plausible?

Time magazine says the brokered plan to free Gilad Shalit is a win-win situation - but the Jerusalem Post accuses Netanyahu of capitulating to Hamas.

The Guardian thinks the US account of the alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador is fishy - why would the ruthlessly efficient al-Quds brigade hire a Mexican drug trafficker?

The Daily Beast says Yulia Tymoshenko will be more trouble for Viktor Yanukovych in jail than out.

And the Guardian's correspondent here in Paris isn't too convinced by Carla Bruni's claims she won't expose her baby to the public eye - saying Sarkozy won't waste the political capital.

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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