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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-12-20

"We don't know who's got their finger on the nuclear trigger"

We look at what might happen to North Korea's nuclear arsenal, possible internal power struggles and how the US press think Barack Obama should react. Also, some fun facts about the deceased dictator - featuring giant rabbits, double rainbows and basketball star Michael Jordan.

The Guardian says it is what might happen to North Korea's nuclear weapons that is most worrying - as we don't know who is in charge.

The Daily Beast looks at some possible internal rivals that could try and challenge Kim Jong-Un for the leadership, while the New York Times says there is been a failure of American intelligence in North Korea - the White House doesn't have much more idea what is going on there than anyone else.

Gawker pulls out ten of Kim Jong-Il's most bizarre delusions - while the Telegraph has ten things you might not know about his successor.

We also look at the controversy over the Oscar-tipped new film about Margaret Thatcher - it's upset both Conservative and Labour politicians.

By Elena CASAS

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