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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 : 2011-12-20

La Corée du mort

The French press asks what's next for North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-Il. We also look at whether the French are finally getting fed up of corruption scandals - and if that might start influencing the way they vote.

Liberation goes for some nice punning on its front page over the death of Kim Jong-Il - but inside reminds us it is not really a laughing matter, given the human rights abuses in North Korea.

Le Monde's style writers have not read that - they are asking why all dictators have such bad taste.

That paper also interviewed leftwing political star Arnaud Montebourg - who says French voters are finally getting fed up with corruption.

Le Parisien has far more serious matters in mind - a spate of oyster thefts that is sparked fears of a Christmas shortage.

By Elena CASAS

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