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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.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-01-25

Obama comes out fighting

Obama has set out his stall for re-election - for his right-wing critics, the State of the Union was "shamefully" partisan, while on the left many say the rhetoric was on the button - but he doesn't have the concrete policies to back it up.

The New York Times' Andrew Rosenthal says he hasn't seen Obama so combative since before his election - and it's a good thing too.

For the Washington Post's right-wing columnist Jennifer Rubin, the speech was "shamefully partisan" in its attacks on the rich.

The Atlantic thinks he's finally hitting the right targets - but he doesn't have the concrete policy to back it up, whereas the Huffington Post reckons we forget he does have an economic record to be proud of - America would be in a much worse state if he hadn't made the right calls.

The National says Egypt's revolution has a long way to go on its first anniversary - while al Masry al Youm looks at the fight for justice of the families of those killed protesting.

And The Guardian has a piece on some unlikely Egyptian revolutionaries - Bedouin tribesmen who have occupied a Red Sea resort.

By Elena CASAS

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