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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 : 2011-11-30

Europe invites itself to the French election

French politicians on both the left and right are worried voters will revolt over handing more budgetary power to Brussels, while the right-wing UMP party announces tougher penalties for young offenders, and Oscar Wilde's grave gets some protection from overenthusiastic tourists.

Le Figaro headlines on Syria - looking at Israel's fear that Bashar al-Assad's regime could be replaced by something less favourable to its interests.

Liberation headlines on fears on both the left and right of French politics that resolving the euro crisis will mean handing more power to Brussels - which will upset French voters across the board.

Le Monde accuses the ruling UMP party of substituting soundbites for law and order policy, as they announce tougher prison sentences for young offenders.

L'Humanité focuses on World Aids day - and the workplace discrimination suffered by the HIV positive.

Liberation also reports Oscar Wilde is to get a new defence from overenthusiastic fans - a glass wall to stop people kissing his gravestone.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-22 tourism

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 22.08.14: Papers continue to focus on the beheading of US journalist James Foley. The Guardian says that his death highlights the risks many...

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2014-08-22 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 22.08.14: Former Housing Minister Cécile Duflot from the Green Party is in the spotlight. She's come out with a scathing new book about her time in the...

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2014-08-21 Journalism

'The pen is mightier than the sword'

INTERNATIONAL PRESS REVIEW - Thurs. 21.08.14: Papers across the world continue to react to the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Lots of papers focus on the video that the...

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2014-08-21 French politics

'Requiem for a recorder'

FRENCH PRESS REVIEW - Thurs. 21.08.14: In an interview with Le Monde, President François Hollande vows to hold the line and stick to the liberal pro-business shift he took in...

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2014-08-20 French politics

A bellwether for what not to do

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: French papers focus on the government and the first cabinet meeting since the summer recess. Right-leaning paper Le Figaro has harsh words for the...

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