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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 : 2012-03-15

Al-Assad secret emails lift lid on president's private life

We are focusing on Syria today. On the anniversary of the beginning of the uprising, an extraordinary cache of over 3000 of Bashar and Asma al-Assad's private emails has been leaked to the Guardian.

The Guardian has published extracts from those emails - showing al-Assad sought help from Iran, the couple exchanged videos mocking the protesters, and details of Asma al-Assad's luxury shopping sprees.

Gulf News asks if he can still be persuaded to step down - while the National focuses on encouraging defections from within the regime.

The Washington Post pays tribute to the bravery and determination of opposition activists - but, as the New York Times explains, they just can't agree with each other.

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2016-09-29 Syria

Between darkness and fear: Bombs rain down in Aleppo

IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, September 29: The press is looking at the situation in Aleppo after two hospitals were reduced to rubble. This as the standoff between the...

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2016-09-29 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres: From Hawk to Dove

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, September 29: Was Shimon Peres a man of peace or war? French papers dedicate their front pages to the death of the Israeli statesman, while...

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2016-09-28 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 28.09.16: Israeli papers pay tribute to former president and prime minister Shimon Peres. According to the Jerusalem Post, "in his 93 years, Shimon...

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2016-09-28 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy's friends, ongoing cases, bothers

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 28.09.16: Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is in the spotlight. One of his former advisors, Patrick Buisson, is set to publish a tell-all book and seems to...

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2016-09-27 Hillary Clinton

'The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 27.09.16: US papers focus on who won the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Most analysts tend to think Clinton won...

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