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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

Fresh scandal hits the Socialists

A fresh corruption scandal hits the Socialist party - while Nicolas Sarkozy's old rival Dominique de Villepin announces he will be running in next year's presidential election. The papers also react to last week's eurozone deal - but can't agree on whether it's good for France.

The Socialist Party has been hit by another corruption scandal, involving a mayor in the north of France - and giving the right wing Le Figaro plenty of ammunition.

Liberation headlines on the diversity of the Socialists' parliamentary candidates - saying they've finally woken up the need to represent ethnic minorities.

And the business papers can't agree on whether the new eurozone deal is good or bad for France - La Tribune says it shows the way out of the crisis, while Les Echos reckons the road is still rocky ahead.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Vall's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's Referendum: "Confronted With a Wave of 'NO' Votes, Renzi Resigns"

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16 For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica Matteo Renzi is dealt a crushing blow as 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera meanwhile insists that...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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