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US President-elect Donald Trump sparks controversy with his 'improvised diplomacy'

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Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

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Government forces close to recapturing Libyan IS group stronghold of Sirte

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Can Manuel Valls unite the left ahead of 2017?

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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 : 2012-01-25

Has Team Sarkozy given up?

Has Nicolas Sarkozy decided he's already the lost the election? All the papers have seized on an apparently off-the-cuff remark, where he said he would retire from politics if he loses the election.

Liberation asks this morning if Sarkozy is truly thinking about his life after politics - or if the remark was a PR move aimed at garnering voter sympathy.

Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné reports some off-the-record comments from ministers - François Fillon apparently said the re-election bid is lost if Sarkozy doesn't declare his candidacy in the next two weeks - while Bruno le Maire apparently said they have lost already.

Le Figaro defends the French decision to criminalise the Armenian genocide - saying Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has gone too far in attacking it.

La Croix is looking at whether it's really possible to buy products made in France - and Le Parisien interviews a candidate for first lady, the former political journalist Valerie Trierweiler, now Mrs François Hollande.

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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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2016-12-06 Manuel Valls

Can Valls 'reconcile' the divided left?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 06.12.16: After much speculation, Manuel Valls makes it official: he's throwing his hat into the crowded ring for the left-wing presidential primary. But...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French presidential election: ‘Valls's Moment’

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16: For Catholic paper La Croix, this is “Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's referendum: ‘Confronted with a wave of 'NO' votes, Renzi resigns’

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16: For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica, Matteo Renzi has been dealt a crushing blow after 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera, meanwhile,...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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