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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 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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2016-12-08 Paris

Paris pollution: 'What are we waiting for?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: France is facing its worst pollution spike in years, as Paris and other cities are cloaked in smog. La Croix asks "What are we waiting for?" amid...

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2016-12-08 Donald Trump

Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 08.12.16: Donald Trump has been named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine. It's a controversial pick, but The Independent reminds us that far more...

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2016-12-07 education

French educational system 'as mediocre as always'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 07.12.16: France ranks 26th on the OECD's most recent study of student assessment - neither worse nor better than its 2013 score. Right-wing daily Le Figaro...

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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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