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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 : 2011-12-12

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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