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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 : 2011-12-12

'The coalition's days are numbered'

The British papers digest David Cameron's veto - with the Independent calling for the Lib Dems to pull out of the coalition, and the Times celebrating a victory for euroscepticism. We also look at how the Durban agreement went down in the press.

The Independent, always a paper that's backed the Liberal Democrats, reckons this is a step too far now - it's time to walk away from the coalition.

The Times is celebrating though - saying that 57% of voters back David Cameron.

The Guardian says something was achieved in Durban at the weekend - but their environment correspondent says it's a guarantee our children will be worse off than we are.

The Moscow Times asks what's next after this weekend's wave of protests - warning the Kremlin won't listen unless the demonstrators construct a coherent political movement.

And The Daily Beast says Gingrich's remarks on the Palestinians will show whether the Republican base is on the same planet as the rest of us - if he keeps going up, we'll know they're not.

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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