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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 : 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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