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Fillon's new health program: a sweeter pill to swallow

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South Sudan's refugee crisis has reached catastrophic proportions, the UN warns

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Famine in South Sudan: More than 100,000 people face starvation

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'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's comment causes confusion

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Mosul offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

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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 : 2011-10-12

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.

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2017-02-21 Iraq

The evolution of the Presidential portrait

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.02.17: Papers focus on Iraq's campaign to take back the western section of its second-largest city, Mosul, from the so-called Islamic State group....

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2017-02-21 François Fillon

Fillon's new health program: a sweeter pill to swallow

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.02.17: Hoping the so-called 'Penelope-gate' scandal is behind him, conservative presidential candidate François Fillon lays out his health program....

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2017-02-20 Donald Trump

No mood to party: Some Brazilian cities are cancelling carnival

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Monday, February 20: Donald Trump clarifies his Sweden "terror" comments that sent the nation into mass confusion. Meanwhile, the battle for Mosul...

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2017-02-20 Benoit Hamon

'Thanks but no thanks': French left-wing candidates bury idea of alliance

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, February 20: It's election fever in France and the candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. But the left has definitively "buried" any hope...

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2017-02-17 Donald Trump

'Journalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: 'This Is Insane''

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 17.02.17: The Washington Post has fresh revelations in the Michael Flynn scandal. Papers also react to Donald Trump's "surreal" press conference and...

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