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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 : 2011-12-08

'Why does Assad still think the media will buy that line?'

Why did Bashar al-Assad give that interview to ABC - could it be because they've given him a sympathetic hearing in the past? We also look at how his interview went down in Syria, and if women in Egypt should really be worried by the rise of Islamists.

The Huffington Post looks at why Bashar al-Assad gave that ABC interview - could it be because they've given him such positive coverage in the past?

The New York Times reports on how it went down in Syria.

Egyptian paper al-Masry al-Youm says the Muslim Brotherhood is colluding with the army - to shut out the secular revolutionaries - while al-Ahram says their victory might not be as bad for feminists as we fear.

And the Guardian thinks Sarkozy and Merkel are on their way to creating a two-speed Europe - bad news for those countries left outside it.

By Elena CASAS

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