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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.

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Latest update : 2011-12-13

'Obama sees Iraq through rose-tinted glasses'

There's plenty of criticism in the American press of Barack Obama's meeting with Nuri al-Maliki yesterday; saying he's putting too positive a spin on a still pretty bleak situation. We also look at rumours Russia's new presidential candidate could be a Kremlin stooge.

The Washington Post says Obama's claim the war in Iraq is over just isn't realistic while attacks continue on the ground - while the New York Times says Nuri al-Maliki might be a very questionable ally.

The Independent says new Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov is suspected of being set up by the Kremlin - to allow a outlet for protest that Putin can manipulate.

The Guardian looks at the challenges facing climate change negotiators after Durban - while we also look at what the China Daily and the Times of India had to say about the agreement.

The Huffington Post accuses the Canadian government of being corrupted by the lure of tar sands wealth - while the Guardian has better news for nature lovers, as Edinburgh zoo's pandas go on public view.

By Elena CASAS

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