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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 : 2011-11-25

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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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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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls'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 has been dealt a crushing blow after 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera, meanwhile,...

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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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