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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.

Latest update : 2012-03-12

Can soap operas change social mores?

Today we look at the increased pressure to pull out of Afghanistan after the weekend's killings, reactions to the renewed violence in Gaza, and Turkish soap operas.

The Independent says foreign troops can do no good to the peace effort in Afghanistan - and should be brought home, while the Guardian points out we have a responsibility to the Afghan people.

The Egypt Independent ask what's wrong with Egypt's justice system, after the doctor responsible for notorious 'virginity tests' was acquitted.

The Jerusalem Post says Israel's new Iron Dome system has made it more relaxed about missile attacks - so why, asks Haaretz, do the air strikes continue?

The Atlantic meanwhile looks at the racy Turkish soaps changing ideas in the Middle East.

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2017-08-17 Donald Trump

Lebanon repeals 'rape law', but activists say more is needed to protect women

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Donald Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville continue to draw criticism. The New York Times says the US president has failed...

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2017-08-17 smoking

'Why do French people smoke so much?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking....

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2017-08-16 USA

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage across party lines for once again blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, in...

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2017-08-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 16.08.17: Papers across France focus on Emmanuel Macron’s first 100 days in office. It’s been a complicated summer for Macron. After riding on a wave of...

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2017-08-15 India

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 15.08.2017: As India marks its 70th anniversary of independence, Indian and Pakistani papers do some soul-searching about the violent legacy of...

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