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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 : 2012-03-08

Happy International Women's Day - you still earn 25% less

It's International Women's Day and we're looking at how close women are to the goal of equal pay, women's rights in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia, and who does most of the housework.

La Croix looks at how close women are to equal pay - with an average 16% pay gap in the EU, the answer is not very.

Le Figaro looks at the inspirational activist who got virginity tests banned in Egypt - while Libération analyses the state of women's rights in Tunisia, one year after the revolution.

Le Parisien has good news - women do an hour's less housework on average than 25 years ago - but men only do six minutes more.

By Elena CASAS

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2016-02-10 Syria

The stolen youth of refugee minors

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 10.02.16: Le Monde features a heartbreaking report on the fate of young refugees often left to fend for themselves and prey to human traffickers....

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2016-02-10 French Parliament

Where were the MPs for the vote?

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 10.02.16: The French Parliament is in the spotlight today. MPs have been voting on a controversial bill to amend the constitution in the wake of last year’s...

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2016-02-09 Syria

'There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 09.02.16: Syria is in the spotlight today. UN investigators accuse Bashar al-Assad’s regime of "crimes against humanity", while Russian air strikes...

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2016-02-09 agribusiness

Is there a future for French farming?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 09.02.16: The fate of French farmers is in the spotlight today. Livestock and dairy farmers have been striking for weeks now to protest low prices....

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2016-02-08 Nuclear North Korea

"The trial of a Liar"

FRENCH PAPERS- Mon.08.02.16: France’s former budget minister, known as the tax czar, Jerome Cahuzac is on trial for tax evasion. The French media is reporting he used a code...

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