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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 : 2011-12-01

The ICC: arbiter of justice, or gravy train for lawyers?

Is the International Criminal Court the right place to try Laurent Gbagbo, should Hillary Clinton be visiting Burma, and how many people really turned out in yesterday's strike in the UK? We look at all this and more in today's round up of the international press.

The Economist asks if The Hague is really the best place to try Laurent Gbagbo, or if it wouldn't look more accountable to his victims to try him in Ivory Coast.

The Daily Beast is looking at why Hillary Clinton has really gone to Burma, and if its rulers' promises of reform really have any meaning - while the New York Times' correspondent has been to rural Burma, where the reforms aren't having much effect on people's lives.

We also look at the Sun, the Independent and the Guardian's very different takes on public sector strikes in the UK - and how the numbers of strikers can vary so wildly depending on who's counting.

By Elena CASAS



2018-03-16 Vladimir Putin

'Putin the Pariah'

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Fri. 16.03.18: We take a look at how the British press is covering the growing rift between Russia and the UK after London, Washington, Paris and Berlin...

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2018-03-15 Syria

Seven years on: Syrian kids growing up without ever having known peace

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, March 15: Today marks seven years since the Syrian war began. How has it lasted this long and why is the international community so helpless to...

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2018-03-15 Russia

Family battle begins for late French rocker Johnny Hallyday's millions

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, March 15: The first legal battle begins over the will of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday. His two eldest children are seeking to change the...

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2018-03-14 Rex Tillerson

You've been Tillersoned: Trump dumps Secretary of State via tweet

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, March 14: We look at the cheeky, hilarious and scathing reactions to Donald Trump firing Rex Tillerson via social media! What does it mean for US...

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2018-03-14 France

Hand over the dough: French baker fined €3,000 for working too much

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Wednesday, March 14: The left-leaning papers defend French rail operator SNCF as the French government plans an overhaul of the state-run company. We also...

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