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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 : 2012-01-16

Who's winning from losing the triple A?

Today's French newspapers are only interested in one letter - the "A" France lost from its credit rating on Friday. We take a look at the reactions as columnists and politicians weigh in.

France's business papers are pretty unforgiving - La Tribune says France didn't deserve the top rating anyway, as it hasn't balanced a budget in 36 years, while Les Echos says this is a judgement not just on policies - but on the whole French social model.

L'Humanité sees the blame in a very different quarter - with Nicolas Sarkozy's austerity measures, while La Croix calls on the president to think of some measures that will create jobs.

Liberation asks the really political question - who is winning from this? The answer, they say, isn't lead challenger François Hollande - it's Marine le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the candidates who manage to paint themselves as being outside the system.

By Elena CASAS

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