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Holland on his own? - Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

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Is Valls crying wolf?

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Prospect of separation from Scotland stirs sadness in England and Wales

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No resolution in sight to Air France dispute

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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-01-12

"I'm French, f*** you!"

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Wed., 12/1/2011: At the end of today's press review, meet France's most obnoxious man (the headline is a direct quote!). We start with the British papers which are getting hot and bothered over whether France may have leapfrogged Britain to become America's closest ally. Also, unrest in Tunisia and Confucius facing up to Mao in Tienanmen Square.


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There’s a part of the British press that is willfully dyslexic, says John Lichfield in The Independent. Obama said that the US has no stronger ally than France which does not mean France is America’s strongest ally, he insists.

The Guardian also covers the media furore in the UK.

We also take a look at coverage in Algeria’s El Watan of the continuing unrest in neighbouring Tunisia.

We finish with an article in the South China Morning Post about Confucius’s revival in China and a story in Gawker on “the most obnoxious Frenchman on Earth!”

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-16 French economy

Is Valls crying wolf?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 16.09.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in the spotlight today. For the second time in five months he’s going to ask lawmakers to give him a vote of...

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2014-09-16 immigration

Prospect of separation from Scotland stirs sadness in England and Wales

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2014-09-15 Nicolas Sarkozy

Le Figaro: Is it really possible to 'destroy' the Islamic State organisation?

"The war on Islamic State" headlines Libération, reporting on this Monday's Paris conference on Iraq's security. Le Figaro, meanwhile, asks whether it is really possible to...

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

War on 'death cult'

The Wall Street Journal (Europe) leads on a pledge by British PM David Cameron to "destroy" the Islamic State organisation following the murder of a British aid worker....

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2014-09-12 North Korea

North Korea 'backs Scottish independence'

The Independent leads on the "impossible war" on the Islamic state organisation, arguing Sunni communities in Iraq and Syria "may prefer the militants as a lesser evil compared...

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