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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2011-12-05

Is there a Socialist alternative to Merkozy?

François Hollande is on tour this week - he's in Berlin trying to hammer out a Socialist alternative to Merkozy's austerity, but will voters buy it? We also look at France's dependence on foreign doctors, the mafia in Marseille and Paris' shiny new electric car rental scheme.

Le Figaro attacks François Hollande and his opposition to France handing sovereignty over to Brussels - saying he represents an old-school nationalism that's had its day.

Les Echos says he faces an uphill struggle to get himself taken seriously on the international stage - while Liberation says the German SDP might not be as keen on his plan for a socialist approach to saving the euro as he is.

Le Parisien leads on foreign doctors - saying tough immigration policy is making it harder for them to stay in France, but that it couldn't do without them.

Liberation headlines on the rising violence in Marseille - saying it's not necessarily that there's more crime than in the past, but that there are more AK 47s.

L'Humanité has bad news for environmentalists from Durban - but Liberation has better news, as the Autolib electric car rental scheme launches in Paris.

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2017-04-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

French papers react to Champs-Élysées attack

French daily Le Parisien reacts with "anger and disgust" to Thursday night's attack on the Champs-Élysées, in which a policeman was killed just days before France heads to the...

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2017-04-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

Press review: Champs-Élysées attack is 'valuable propaganda' for far right

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 21.04.17: European and American papers worry that Thursday's terrorist attack will propel far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to victory in the French...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

'Here we go again': UK papers react to call for snap election

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 19.04.17: In the UK, conservative papers and tabloids delight in the announcement of an early election they hope will "crush the saboteurs." With...

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2017-04-19 terrorism

Terror attack thwarted in France: 'Campaign's final days under threat'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 19.04.17: Security is in the spotlight after authorities thwart a suspected terrorist attack just days ahead of elections. Business paper Les Echos commends...

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2017-04-18 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

New York Times criticised for op-ed by hunger strike leader

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 04.18.17: A Palestinian paper shows its solidarity with inmates on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. The New York Times steals the focus of the...

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