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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 : 2011-10-25

Is it time for Tunisian women to cover up?

There's widespread alarmism in today's French papers about what an Islamist victory could mean for Tunisia - but there's also balanced analysis, as papers point out Ennadha are moderates, and the West doesn't have the right to dictate who will rule Tunisia.

Le Parisien has the morning's most sensationalist front page - warning about 'the shadow of Islamism' and showing a fully veiled woman.

La Croix is more balanced - pointing out Tunisians picked Ennadha for reasons other than religion.

Liberation asks if the two thirds of voters who picked secular parties will be left feeling uncomfortable with this result.

Meanwhile, French corruption in Africa is back in the headlines at website Mediapart - they interview a businessman who says pressure from Nicolas Sarkozy led to him getting 20 years in jail for false corruption allegations in Togo.

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2016-12-08 Paris

Paris pollution: 'What are we waiting for?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: France is facing its worst pollution spike in years, as Paris and other cities are cloaked in smog. La Croix asks "What are we waiting for?" amid...

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2016-12-08 Donald Trump

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: Donald Trump has been named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine. It's a controversial pick, but The Independent reminds us that far more...

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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