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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 : 2012-01-23

'My real adversary is the financial system'

It's François Hollande on all France's front pages - as the papers pass judgment on his first big campaign rally yesterday. It was his rallying cry against big finance that's attracted the most attention - and controversy.

Liberation says we've finally seen the decisive, combative Hollande who can take on Nicolas Sarkozy - while le Tribune says that in "equality" he's found the perfect campaign theme to rally the left.

It's not far left enough for L'Humanité - they want him to reject austerity entirely - and of course far too far left for Le Figaro, who accuse him of trotting out old socialist platitudes.

His promise to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan makes the front page of La Croix - while Liberation also reports on the angry reaction in France's Turkish community to the bill criminalising denial of the Armenian genocide.

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