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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.

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IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2012-03-05

Is Merkel plotting against François Hollande?

The French papers react to rumours of a Europe-wide conservative plot, while Nicolas Sarkozy jumps on the bandwagon of Marine Le Pen's halal meat controversy.

Le Nouvel Observateur reports on rumours Europe's conservative leaders have agreed not to meet François Hollande - while Rue89 points out the idea of foreign leaders getting mixed up in their election is so unpopular with the French that these plot rumours could be a vote-winner for Hollande.

Le Parisien headlines on fears the wealthy will flee France if Hollande is elected - and inside look at how National Front leader Marine Le Pen is leading the debate on the right, as Sarkozy has followed her in condemning halal meat.

By Elena CASAS

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