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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 : 2011-12-14

Made in France is back in fashion

All the presidential candidates are touting their policies to encourage companies to manufacture goods in France - but the papers are pretty cynical about how many extra jobs that could create. Also, a former minister has been arrested in the Karachi affair - and the heirs of Renault apparently aren't ashamed of the family's Nazi past.

Le Parisien leads on the shooting in Belgium - saying it's hard to predict or explain this sort of random attack.

Liberation is looking at the Karachi affair - the arrest of a former minister brings this scandal over alleged illegal kickbacks on Pakistani arms deals a step closer to President Sarkozy.

La Croix reports all the candidates for next year's presidential election are falling over themselves to encourage French manufacturing - but Le Monde reckons it's doubtful their policies will actually create many jobs.

Le Parisien reports that meanwhile the heirs of one of France's biggest manufacturers - Renault - are suing the state for compensation, over assets that were confiscated as a punishment for collaborating with the Nazis.

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