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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 : 2011-12-01

Edouard Balladur and the mysterious 10 million francs

More French corruption scandals in today's papers - as we find out a bit more about where the 10 million francs in cash which made their way into Edouard Balladur's campaign accounts in 1995 came from. Meanwhile, those rumours of a plot to frame Dominique Strauss-Kahn just won't go away.

Le Parisien headlines on Edouard Balladur's mysterious 10 million francs in cash, which turned up in his bank account during the 1995 presidential campaign - they reckon they know where the money came from.

Liberation isn't happy about Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign expenses - they reckon he's wasting public money.

Le Figaro says the Socialist party has declared war on Germany - after François Hollande said he wouldn't accept any consolidation of eurozone budgets.

And Dominique Strauss-Kahn delivers his version of what happened that fateful morning in the Sofitel in a new book - and the papers have plenty to say about that too.

By Elena CASAS

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