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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

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.

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2017-01-23 Syria

'Trump Administration Starts with Big Lie Over Small Thing'

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2017-01-23 left wing

French left-wing primary: The 'two lefts' go to war

FRENCH PAPERS - Mon. 23.01.17: French papers focus on round one of the left-wing presidential primary which took place on Sunday. Benoit Hamon finished first, ahead of former...

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2017-01-20 Gambia

'On Inauguration Day, respect for the office and hope for the nation'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: The volatile situation in Gambia is in the spotlight today. But the real story dominating the press is the upcoming inauguration of Donald...

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2017-01-20 Donald Trump

French papers before Trump's inauguration: 'Here we go!'

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 20.01.17: All eyes are on the US today as the country gets ready to inaugurate its 45th president: Donald J. Trump. French papers are alarmed by the...

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2017-01-19 François Hollande

Is Hollande eyeing 'European Council president' post after he steps down?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, January 19: The seven candidates hoping to be the French left's presidential pick go head-to-head in the final debate before the primaries this...

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