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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 : 2011-12-15

The lesson from the Iraq war: Yes We Can

We look at the final withdrawal from Iraq, and how that's gone down with the American press. We're also talking about rumours in the British papers that David Cameron is deliberately trying to sabotage an agreement between the other 26 EU member states.

The Huffington Post says the American left should celebrate a victory in creating the public pressure that ended the war in Iraq; while the New York Times says the reception to the pullout is very mixed in Iraq itself.

The same paper has had an amazingly lucky break; one of its journalists found 400 pages of classified documents in a Baghdad bin, full of witness testimony from American marines about a notorious 2005 massacre.

The Guardian reports David Cameron is lobbying other eurozone leaders to try to sabotage the treaty he refused to sign last week.

And in Brazil, O Globo reports on a new approach to gun control - giving people free World Cup tickets if they hand in a firearm.

By Elena CASAS

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French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

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2014-10-22 Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 22.10.14: Papers across the world focus on the sentencing of South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Opinions are split over the fairness...

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2014-10-21 Indonesia

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2014-10-21 Total

Christophe de Margerie, a jovial and strategic boss

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 21.10.14: Papers focus on the sudden death of Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie after his private plane crashed in Moscow yesterday. Le Monde pays tribute...

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2014-10-20 France

Aubry adds to Hollande's woes

There’s more division within the ruling Socialist Party. This time Lille Mayor Martine Aubry has said party rebels are right about the direction the party should go in, Hollande...

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