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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 : 2011-10-19

All for one, and one for a thousand

Emotional pictures of Gilad Shalit's reunion with his family make all the French front pages - but they're also looking at the diplomatic consequences. There are also plenty of French scandals - police have questioned the head of the intelligence service over phone tapping, and they'd like to question Dominique Strauss Kahn over links to a prostitution ring.

Liberation looks at just why Israel was prepared to hand over so many prisoners for just one man.

Le Figaro looks at what advantage Egypt hopes to get from this.

Le Monde looks at a very French scandal - the head of the intelligence service, who's been questioned for tapping journalists' phones.

There's another of those in Le Figaro - Dominique Strauss Kahn, who's now been linked to a prostitution ring.

And Le Parisien reveals the route for this year's Tour de France.

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Vall'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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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's Referendum: "Confronted With a Wave of 'NO' Votes, Renzi Resigns"

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16 For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica Matteo Renzi is dealt a crushing blow as 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera meanwhile insists that...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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