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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 : 2011-12-08

'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.

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2017-03-24 François Fillon

France's Fillon insists President Hollande is behind efforts to tarnish him

FRENCH PAPERS, 24.03.17: Le Figaro leads with accusations by conservative presidential candidate François Fillon that French President François Hollande has been orchestrating...

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2017-03-23 London

'Terror in Westminster'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 23.03.17: Join us as we take a look at reactions in the press and on social media to yesterday's terrorist attack on Westminster in London. Amid the...

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2017-03-22 Brussels attacks

Brussels attacks, one year on: 'What if their hate has contaminated us?'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.03.17: Belgium marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 32 people. For a week now, Belgian media and politicians have been...

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2017-03-22 François Fillon

French interior minister quits over holiday jobs for daughters

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 22.03.17: Another day, another scandal. Yesterday, French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned after it emerged he had hired his two daughters as...

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2017-03-21 Northern Ireland

Martin McGuiness, 'terrorist turned statesman', dies at 66

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 21.03.17: Papers react to the death of Martin McGuinness, the Irish rebel who went on to be Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for a decade. He...

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