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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-11-01

What does China get out of saving the euro?

UNESCO's decision to offer the Palestinians membership comes under fire in today's French papers. They're also talking about what China gets out of saving the euro, and the trend for funerals à la carte.

Le Figaro takes the Israeli line, denouncing the Palestinian decision to ask for UNESCO recognition, while Liberation says it could be a good idea that's set to turn bad for Mahmoud Abbas.

Rue 89 is looking at China - what will they get out of bailing out Europe, and are they already buying up Africa?

Le Monde says there's been a rise in begging in France - and in giving people who are caught high fines they can't pay.

Le Parisien looks at changing trends in funerals - from having your ashes sent up into space, to having Dancing Queen played at your funeral.

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