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Latest update : 2012-02-24

The Fake Debate

FRENCH PAPERS, Fri. 24/02/12. The leaders of the far-right and the far-left debated with each other on French television last night. But a lot of the French press says the stand-off between Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon was a "fake debate", more an exchange of insults than an exchange of ideas. Also, the dailies look back at the year in cinema: it’s been a good year for French films.

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

Italy's Referendum: "Confronted With a Wave of 'NO' Votes, Renzi Resigns"

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS 05.12.16 For leftwing Italian daily La Repubblica Matteo Renzi is dealt a crushing blow as 'the NO vote wins'. La Corriere della Sera meanwhile insists that...

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2016-12-05 Matteo Renzi

French Presidential Election: "Vall's Moment"

FRENCH PAPERS 05.12.16 For Catholic paper La Croix, this is "Valls's moment" - the prime minister is the hot ticket to win the the centre-left presidential nomination, providing...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

'Hollande's protégé steps forward after palace coup'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 02.12.16: British paper The Times describes President Hollande's decision not to run for a second term as a "palace coup" by none other than his former...

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2016-12-02 François Hollande

French papers react after Hollande bows out: 'The End'

The press is unanimous this Friday: France's phenomenally unpopular President François Hollande was right to announce he won't be seeking re-election in 2017. But while left-wing...

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2016-12-01 Syria

'The West's Grim Failure': Papers Mourn West's Impotence as East Aleppo Crumbles

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 01.12.16: A Guardian editorial decries Western tunnel vision in Syria - it argues that governments are more interested in fighting the Islamic State group...

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