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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 : 2011-11-30

'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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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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