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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.

By Elena CASAS



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Kim Jong-un's rumoured ex-lover pop star makes rare visit to South before Games

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2018-01-22 France

'Choose France', Macron tells 140 foreign business leaders ahead of summit

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Monday, January 22: French prison unions have vowed to continue their strike after several guards were brutally attacked by inmates. Also, French President...

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2018-01-19 Boris Johnson

'Boris Johnson wants to build a giant bridge from England to France'

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2018-01-18 Emmanuel Macron

'And the winner is'... Trump awards Fake News to CNN, New York Times

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, January 18: Emmanuel Macron meets Theresa May for the latest in a long line of tense but cordial Franco-British summits. Also, the press reacts to...

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2018-01-18 France

Cop-out or ecological victory? France scraps plans for controversial airport

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, January 18: The French government scraps plans for a controversial airport that's been the source of conflict between previous governments and...

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