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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

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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2014-08-22 tourism

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 22.08.14: Papers continue to focus on the beheading of US journalist James Foley. The Guardian says that his death highlights the risks many...

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2014-08-22 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 22.08.14: Former Housing Minister Cécile Duflot from the Green Party is in the spotlight. She's come out with a scathing new book about her time in the...

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2014-08-21 Journalism

'The pen is mightier than the sword'

INTERNATIONAL PRESS REVIEW - Thurs. 21.08.14: Papers across the world continue to react to the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Lots of papers focus on the video that the...

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2014-08-21 French politics

'Requiem for a recorder'

FRENCH PRESS REVIEW - Thurs. 21.08.14: In an interview with Le Monde, President François Hollande vows to hold the line and stick to the liberal pro-business shift he took in...

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2014-08-20 French politics

A bellwether for what not to do

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 20.08.14: French papers focus on the government and the first cabinet meeting since the summer recess. Right-leaning paper Le Figaro has harsh words for the...

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