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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 : 2012-03-02

"This election is a farce"

In today's pick of the international press - what's at stake in the Iranian election, what's next for the Syrian opposition pushed out of Homs, and is this the beginning of the end for Vladimir Putin?

Foreign Policy magazine explains how the Syrian opposition is trying to organise itself and regroup after it was pushed out of Homs - but is still riven with sectarian tension.

The Guardian says the Iranian election is being boycotted by the opposition - and has turned into a personal clash between President Ahmedinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Economist say that even though he'll win this election, this is the beginning of the end of the Putin era - while the Times takes a look at some of the odd characters who've joined the movement against him.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-05-04 US Presidential Election 2016

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2016-05-04 François Hollande

Candidate Hollande hits the campaign trail

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2016-05-03 Iraq

Champions! Leicester City win Premier League title

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2016-05-03 labour law

Parliament set to be 'Up All Night' debating El Khomri labour reform

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 03.05.16: For weeks now, papers have been focusing on the government’s controversial plan to reform the labour code. The so-called "El Khomri" law is set to...

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2016-05-02 Syria

Druids protest alcohol ban

US Secretary of State John Kerry is on a diplomatic push to persuade Moscow to persuade Damascus to stop or at least limit attacks on Aleppo. We look at reaction in the French...

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