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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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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-11-25

Where have all the Trotskyists gone?

Angela Merkel's refusal to allow the ECB to act as lender of last resort makes French front pages today - as do the kidnapping of two French citizens in Mali, a debate over whether foreigners should be allowed to vote in local elections, and the mysterious disappearance of the French far left.

La Tribune headlines with "the unlikely menage à trois" of Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and Mario Monti - while les Echos isn't happy with the truce they've reached over the European Central Bank.

Le Figaro leads with the shadow of al Qaeda behind the kidnapping of two French citizens in Mali.

And La Croix reports on the debate over voting rights for foreigners - while Liberation asks what happened to France's once powerful far left.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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