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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 : 2012-01-25

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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2014-09-19 UK

'It's No Go' as Scotland rejects independence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.09.14: Papers around the world and social media react to Scotland’s historic vote, after 55% of voters rejected independence in a referendum.

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2014-09-18 Scotland

France looks on as Scotland votes

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.09.14: French papers react to the Scottish independence referendum. Also, where are Hollande's dwindling supporters? And Nicolas Sarkozy makes new...

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2014-09-17 Scotland

Salmond's 'emotional eve-of poll plea to Scots to seize their historic opportunity'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: All eyes turn to Scotland today. With just 24 hours before the hotly anticipated independence referendum, the gloves are coming off. Also,...

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2014-09-17 Socialist Party (France)

'Valls is starting to act like Hollande'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: Manuel Valls and his narrow vote of confidence are in the spotlight today. Up until the last minute, the French Prime Minister tried to sway...

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2014-09-16 French economy

Is Valls crying wolf?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 16.09.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in the spotlight today. For the second time in five months he’s going to ask lawmakers to give him a vote of...

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