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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.

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Latest update : 2012-01-18

The witch hunt against Garzon

Some rather controversial articles about Syria have popped up in today's papers - we look at one calling for foreign intervention in Syria, and another one claiming it's already started. We also look at the Spanish press reaction to Baltasar Garzon's trial - calling it a with hunt and a political manipulation.

The Atlantic has a piece calling for military intervention in Syria today - while the Guardian's Jonathan Steele thinks it has already begun, and that the West is arming Syrian dissidents in Turkey.

El Pais publishes a sterling defence of judge Baltasar Garzon - from a former right-wing politician who says his own party asked him to invent false testimony against the campaigning lawyer.

We also look at a report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn, saying a military coup there is on the way - and it would be popular.

And staying in Pakistan, its top chefs take on old rivals India in a new reality show - to find out who really cooks the best curry.

By Elena CASAS

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2014-08-29 French politics

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers react to an interview the new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron gave to the right-wing magazine Le Point. He suggested scrapping the 35-hour...

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2014-08-29 Twitter

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 29.08.14: Papers across the world focus on the crisis in Ukraine after Kiev accused Moscow of de facto invasion. Amidst this threat of a serious...

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2014-08-28 French politics

Valls ♥ Business

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 28.08.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared his love for companies during a speech at the French employers' association yesterday. He received rapturous...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron Economics'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: The leading story in the French press today is yesterday's cabinet reshuffle. According to a poll in Le Parisien, most French people welcome the...

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2014-08-27 tourism

'The capital of sex, drugs, alcohol, trash and trashy tourism'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 27.08.14: Papers across the world focus on a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Also, the...

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