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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

Aubry and Hollande: knives out

The Socialist primary saga continues - as the papers prepare for François Hollande and Martine Aubry to take each other on in their final TV debate this evening.

Liberation has eight pages of analysis on the policy differences that separate Martine Aubry and François Hollande - while right-wing Le Figaro is just hoping they tear each other up so much that they won't be able to present a united front after the primary vote.

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And in Le Parisien, one local authority is now fining people for digging through others' bins.

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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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2017-08-17 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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2017-08-16 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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2017-08-15 India

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 15.08.2017: As India marks its 70th anniversary of independence, Indian and Pakistani papers do some soul-searching about the violent legacy of...

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