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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 : 2012-01-26

The State of the (European) Union

Europe is our focus for the international press review today ahead of Monday's summit. The British, Spanish and German weigh in on the future of the Union - and what it's done for us.

The Guardian, El Pais, and Suddeutsche Zeitung all publish the same interview with Angela Merkel - but they have very different takes on it.

El Pais says it's time to rebuild the union from the bottom up - as democracy has been replaced by technocracy and it no longer serves its citizens - but the Guardian is trying to win round Eurosceptics with everything the Union has achieved.

The papers are also looking at some of the stereotypes Europeans have of one another - and conclude that the French really are vain.

And it's not a happy Australia Day for Julia Gillard, reports the Sydney Morning Herald - she was besieged by Aboriginal rights protesters in Canberra.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-08-18 Spain

Terror in Barcelona

PRESS REVIEW - Fri. 18.08.17: Papers in Spain and around the world react to yesterday's deadly terrorist attack on Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona. El Mundo calls for 'unity...

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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