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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2011-11-30

'Osborne has lifted the veil from the nasty party and declared class war'

Britain's public sector strike dominates our press review today - as the right-wing papers rage against supposedly parasitic public sector workers, and on the left the papers defend the right to strike. We also look at former NOTW journalist Paul McMullan's warts-and-all testimony to the Leveson inquiry yesterday.

The Daily Mail says the private sector can no longer afford to indulge state workers, while the Times congratulates George Osborne on not being afraid to give voters the worst possible news.

The Guardian calls his autumn statement nakedly regressive - saying it will hit the poorest hardest, while the Independent talks to teachers, care workers and hospital staff who will be manning picket lines today.

The Independent's also looking at how relations between Iran and the UK got this bad, while the Guardian pulls out Paul McMullan's choicest quotes from the Leveson inquiry - and argues it's a good thing someone was finally honest about what goes on in tabloid newsrooms.

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2017-12-15 Yemen

US decides to 'let corporate greed run the internet'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: The American media is up in arms over a government agency's decision to scrap "net neutrality", which required internet service...

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2017-12-15 accident

Marine Le Pen's former right-hand man plans his political rebirth

FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, Dec. 15, 2017: "Horror" is on the front pages of many local papers after a train crashed into a school bus in southwestern France, killing four young...

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2017-12-14 Jerusalem

Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: Turkish papers herald a "historic declaration" after Muslim countries meeting in Istanbul recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of...

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2017-12-14 cycling

'The sky falls in on Froome'

FRENCH PRESS - Thurs. Dec. 14, 2017: French papers wonder about the future of British cyclist Chris Froome after revelations that he failed a drug test. Le Figaro wonders if the...

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2017-12-13 Senate (USA)

'Alabama sent a message to women'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. Dec. 13, 2017: In Alabama, papers celebrate their state's choice to elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate, "rejecting" Republican Roy Moore,...

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