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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

"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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2014-12-19 Cuba

'Castro's hipster apologists want to keep Cuba authentically poor'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: International papers continue to focus on the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. The Daily Beast...

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2014-12-19 Cuba

Cuban Diaspora divided along generational lines

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 19.12.14: French papers are still focusing on that historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Communist paper L'Humanité is...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

Cuba-USA: 'A roll of the dice'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: Papers in the US and Cuba react to that historic move to restore full diplomatic relations. The New York Times applauds this decision to...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

The 'Caribbean Wall' is starting to crumble

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.12.14: The leading story in France today is the historic move between the US and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations. Will the economic embargo be...

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2014-12-17 Pakistan

Russians take economic crisis in stride with black humour

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.12.14: The leading story in the French papers, as it is around the world, is yesterday's deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in north-western...

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