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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 : 2011-12-21

"Women of Egypt are a red line"

Today's international press roundup focuses on Egypt, after thousands of women took to the streets to march against police brutality. We also look at rising sectarianism in Iraq, and the US row over payroll tax.

Al-Masry Al-Youm says the nascent Egyptian feminist movement should take heart from yesterday's turnout - while al-Ahram says the victims of police brutality are still fighting a propaganda war against the state media.

The New York Times editorial calls on Barack Obama to cancel the 2 billion euro annual subsidy the US gives to Egypt if the army does not leave power. But a controversial Foreign Policy piece argues protesters are as much responsible for violence as the army.

The Guardian says the arrest warrant issued for Iraq's vice president shows that the country is falling into sectarianism - and could soon break up.

The Huffington Post reports on the breakdown of payroll tax talks between Democrats and Republicans - and the bankers who think they have received enough of the blame.

By Elena CASAS

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French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

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2016-12-07 Angela Merkel

Southern India bids farewell to 'Amma'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: India's Tamil Nadu province marks the end of an era with thousands attending the funeral of political icon Jayalalithaa. Her legacy will...

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2016-12-06 Syria

US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: Papers around the world focus on the situation in eastern Aleppo where the Syrian regime continues to gain ground against rebel fighters....

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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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