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IN THE PAPERS

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 : 2012-02-28

'Power, lies and corruption'

In today's international press - the Senegalese papers fear an attempt at fraud from outgoing president Wade, we ask if the supposed attempt on Putin's life was real, and the UK phone hacking scandal widens - to take in widespread police corruption.

Senegalese paper Sud Quotidien is already publishing election results before they have been verified by the electoral commission - because they fear Wade's team will attempt to manipulate them - while Le Quotidien is looking at who the challenger Macky Sall really is.

The Moscow Times looks at the supposed plot to kill Vladimir Putin - while the Guardian says that, if it was a fabrication, that shows just how vulnerable the one-time strongman is.

El Pais is furious at the Spanish Supreme Court's decision that Baltasar Garzon was right to investigate crimes committed under Franco - while the spectre of misdeeds at The Sun have reared their head once again, this time in the context of accusations police officers were systematically bribed.

By Elena CASAS

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2017-11-22 Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigns: 'Hip Hip Harare'

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2017-11-22 Ratko Mladic

UN tribunal decides fate of Mladic, 'Butcher of the Balkans'

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2017-11-21 Angela Merkel

'The End of German Stability'

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2017-11-21 Angela Merkel

'Bad news for Merkel is bad news for Europe'

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2017-11-20 German politics

The 'Blame Game' has begun in Germany

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Mon. 20.11.17: Germany's "Jamaica" talks to form a coalition have failed and the German press is wondering why. We look at the different reasons why the...

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